Policy Street trading policy and application guidance

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4. Stage 1 - submission of the application

  1. In addition to a completed and signed street trading application, applicants will need to submit a fully completed application and with the following documents (payable at the applicants own expense):
    1. 1 copy of 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. Copy of evidence of a current Food Hygiene Rating Scheme score of at least 3 from the relevant home Authority (to include which authority) where there is the sale of food or drink.
    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. Consent holder to provide photographic ID and evidence of right to work in the UK (not being relevant to applications under block bookings below)
    5. A copy Basic Disclosure with your application form being no older than 3 calendar months from date of issue, which can be obtained from the Disclosure and Barring Service (not being relevant to applications under block bookings below). An update will be necessary after 3 years from obtaining or if circumstances change, when the Licensing team should be notified.
    6. 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 (being a discretionary requirement to applications under block bookings below)
    7. Traders gaining consent for at least one location for the period of one year, may provide notification to Licensing to allow consent for trading at other temporary events if trading will be for less than 24 hours and the number of the trading days are less than 7 each year.         

    Block Bookings

    An event organiser may apply for a single block consent for a short term event where there is to be a number of traders (e.g. farmers markets) using the application form. The event organiser will need to obtain confirmation from all stall holders carrying out a street trading activity that they comply with the requirements of 15(b) and 15(c) above, along with the details of what is being sold. A traders list will need to be provided to the Council as part of the application at least 10 working days prior to the event commencing. Event organiser(s) in receipt of a block consent will be expected to take reasonable responsibility for trading activities by ensuring compliance with the block consent conditions. Compliance with laws and legislation (see paragraph 30 - Food Hygiene, Health and Safety, waste disposal and so on) will be the responsibility of each trader and failure to comply may result in the trader consent being revoked, subsequent applications being refused and enforcement action occurring.