Press and filming

Information and advice if you are contacting us on behalf of the press or would like to film in Welwyn Hatfield.

If you are making an enquiry on behalf of the press, please contact the Communications team on 01707 357 271. Alternatively, you can email your enquiry here.


Filming in Welwyn Hatfield

Whether you are a student filming for your course, or a production company, we welcome filming in the borough and will assist wherever we can.

If you are interested in filming in the borough, please read our Filming Code of Practice, which you are required to do before proceeding. You can then apply using the link at the top of this page. The application will automatically be sent to the communications team for review and we aim to respond within three working days.

Alternatively, you can download the Film Form (see the PDF at the bottom of this page) and email us, attaching the completed form.  

Drone filming

The council is responsible for providing consent to launch and land a drone on borough council/public land, if permission is required. The operator is responsible for proper use of the airspace itself.

Please refer to the full drone permissions guidance for more information on operator responsibilities and the details you need to provide us when seeking permission. Whilst there is no requirement for consent to launch or land a drone from public land in the Open Category, not all council owned land is classified as public land and our consent may still be required.  If you are in any doubt as to whether you are permitted to launch/land a drone on council land, please contact us.

Why film here?

Welwyn Hatfield offers a wide range of filming opportunities for students and production companies alike, from the historical Hatfield to leafy Welwyn Garden City and the attractive outlying villages.

We are a member of Creative England's Film Friendly Partnership network, welcoming filming to the borough and ensuring cooperation and commitment to welcome filmmakers.