Existing licence holders

Street trading licence holders and temporary licence holders must comply with the conditions of their licence when street trading. The conditions make sure street trading is done safely and without negative impact on surrounding areas.

Read this guide to find out how to comply with the conditions of your licence and other useful information.

1. Change your details

Street trading and temporary licence holders must tell the council in writing of changes to their name, address, telephone number or email within 7 days of the change.

Email us to let us know of changes to your contact details.

2. Pitch fees

Street trading licence holders and temporary licence holders, other than casual traders, are required to pay daily pitch fees.

We will send you an invoice every four weeks for your pitch fees for the forthcoming period and this is payable immediately.

If you wish to pay your pitch fees by direct debit to ensure that they are paid on time and also to benefit from a 5% discount on your pitch fees, please complete the direct debit mandate and return it to us by e-mail.

3. Attendance and registering of assistants

The council needs each licence holder to make full personal use of their licence. Failure to do so may lead to a licence being taken away.

The stall may be left in the temporary charge of an assistant who the licence holder has registered with the council; this doesn't mean the licence holder has made personal use of their licence.

No street trading can take place at any time unless the licence holder or a registered assistant is present on the stall.

Register an assistant with the council (PDF, 93KB)

Notify the council of a change of assistant or change of assistant’s personal details (PDF, 122KB)

4. Sickness

If you can't trade due to sickness and an assistant will be running the stall in your absence, please email us.

This arrangement will only be allowed for a limited time before non-personal use of the licence will be considered.

Fees won't be waivered due to non-attendance from sickness.

5. Changes to your licence

Street trading licence holders may apply to vary their licence at any time by submitting an application form.

The completed application form should be returned to us with any documentation that you consider is relevant to your application such as details of the equipment that you wish to use.

We will contact you once the application has been received to take payment of the application fee. We may also request additional information or documentation to assist in the determination of your application.

We are unable to vary a temporary licence. If you wish to change your temporary licence, you will need to apply for a new temporary licence and then surrender your existing licence.

6. Nature and type of receptacle

Licence holders can only trade from a receptacle that has been approved by the Licensing Service and is set-up in line with the approved design and layout.

To change your receptacle or make changes to the layout or equipment of your receptacle, please complete the receptacle approval form. The completed form should be returned to us by e-mail.

7. Further temporary licences

Temporary licences can only have effect for a maximum of 6 months.

If you regularly trade on one of our markets under a temporary licence and your licence is due to expire, you can apply for a new temporary licence to take effect when your current licence expires.

The temporary licence application form for existing traders should be completed and returned to us with the documentation stated at the top of the application form.

If alternatively you wish to change any aspect of your temporary licence, such as trading days, goods that may be sold or trading location, please complete and return this application form. We will contact you to take payment of the application fee once the application form has been received.

8. Succession rights for street trading licence holders

Street trading licence holders can nominate a relative who may apply for a street trading licence on the same terms and conditions as the licence held by the person that nominated them, should the licence holder die, retire having reached the age of 60 or be unable to continue to engage in street trading due to certified medical reasons. If the nominee applies for a street trading licence on the same terms and conditions as the previous licence within 28 days of the licence holder passing away or surrendering their licence, the council will not grant a licence to any other person.

The relative may be the wife, common law wife, husband, common law husband, father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, stepfather, stepmother, son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, stepson, stepdaughter, brother, sister, half-brother or half-sister of the licence holder. Alternatively, the nominee may be a former employee of the licence holder who would have worked for the licence holder for at least 5 years at the time that they apply for the street trading licence.

If you wish to nominate a relative who may apply for a street trading licence in the above circumstances, please complete the succession rights nomination form. Alternatively, if you now wish to surrender your licence having reached the age of 60 or because you are unable to continue engaging in street trading due to certified medical reasons and you wish to simultaneously nominate a relative or worker who may apply for a new street trading, please complete the surrender and succession rights nomination form.

These forms should be returned to us by e-mail.

Please note the succession rights do not apply to temporary licence holders.

9. Penalty point scheme

The council uses a penalty points scheme to enforce licence conditions. This scheme is under review.

Please visit this page in the middle of July for details of the revised scheme.


Last updated: 20 June 2017
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