Street trading policy

Annual street trading

An annual consent can last up to 12 months. This consent enables the consent holder to trade up to 7 days a week at a particular pitch within the district. Annual street trading consents run from 1 April until 31 March the following year. Consents can be applied for part way through the year, but they will only run until 31 March.

Filling vacancies and allocation of pitches

We will keep a waiting list for annual pitches that are currently occupied. Traders can express an interest in a pitch. The details will be held on a list. The list will be kept in chronological order. Traders will be contacted in chronological order and the first suitable trader will be invited to make an application once a pitch becomes available.

If a trader makes an application, but is unable to trade when a pitch becomes available, the pitch will be offered to the next appropriate trader on the list.

Where there is no one on the on the waiting list for a pitch, we will from time to time advertise the vacancy for the annual street trading pitch on our website and select the most suitable applicant from those applications.

Surrendering an annual consent

Where the trader at an annual pitch wishes to surrender their consent they must give us 21 days written notice. Notice must be sent to us by email.

Payment of fees for annual pitches

Annual fees are published on our website. The annual fee is based on a daily fee 5 days worked per week, 50 weeks of the year. For annual pitches an initial payment equivalent to 40 trading days will be due before a consent is granted. The remaining fee will be spread over the following 10 month period, with monthly payments equivalent to 21 trading days due. The monthly payments will start one month after consent is granted. The consent will run from 1 April until 31 March the following year. If an applicant makes an application during this period the consent for an annual pitch will cease on 31 March in the year that it was applied.

Annual consent renewal

Consent holders will be reminded that their consent is due to expire at least 28 days before the expiry date. This is done to assist the trader, we accept no liability if the trader does not receive the reminder. It is the trader’s responsibility to ensure that they have the correct consent and to ensure that they submit their application prior to the expiry of their consent.

Consent holders may submit their application to renew up to one month in advance of their current annual consent running out. Applications for renewal must be received 14 days before the consent is due for renewal. Failure to do so may result in a renewal not being granted or a delay in you being able to trade.