Please read our information about street trading and our street trading policy before applying.

Please do not use this application form to apply for consent to trade at Sidmouth Folk Week.  The application form for Sidmouth Folk Week will be published on this website on the 16 April 2018 at 10am.  Any applications submitted before that date will not be accepted.

How to apply

You'll need to complete an application form and sent this to us at least 1 month before you wish to trade.

General Consent

If you're applying for a street trading consent which is solely for your own use and which doesn't form part of a larger market or event then you'll also need to send us:

  1. A map of the trading site. The map should clearly identify the proposed site position by marking the site boundary with a red line. The map should include the nearest residential and commercial properties to the trading site. Applications for mobile trading consents (e.g. fish and chip vans) must provide specific routes and the locations they wish to trade from.
  2. A colour photograph showing the stall, vehicle or barrow which is to be used from the front back and sides. It is not necessary to show what is being sold.
  3. A copy of the certificate of insurance that covers the street trading activity for third party and public liability risks with an appropriate level of cover (this will usually be a minimum cover level of £2,000,000).
  4. Evidence of a current Food Hygiene Rating Scheme score of at least 3 from the relevant home Authority (and let us know which authority) if your application includes the sale of food or drink.

We'll need these documents before we can accept your application.

Block Consent

If you're an event organiser and you're making a block application for an event where multiple traders attend then you'll also need to:

  1. Send us a map of the trading site. The map should clearly identify the proposed site position by marking the site boundary with a red line. The map should include the nearest residential and commercial properties to the trading site. The map should show the location of all trading pitches.  We'll need this before we can accept your application.
  2. Ask each trader attending the event to complete a traders form and supply a photograph of their trading unit.  These forms and photographs will need to either be sent in with your application or, if you don't have the completed traders forms when you make the application, you'll need to give them to us at least 2 clear working days before the event. 

Payment

There is no fee payable for a street trading consent. You will however need to make sure you have permission of the land owner and they may make a charge for hire of the land.

If the land where you want to trade is owned by East Devon District Council then you'll need to complete a use of EDDC land form and pay any land hire fee due.