Street trading during the current health emergency
All street trading licences have been suspended, with their associated street trading charges, with effect from Monday 16 March 2020. This was communicated to our traders on Friday 20 March 2020. This message was reinforced in another email confirming to all traders (permanent and temporary) that if they wished to continue trading they were required to submit an application for a temporary licence to the street trading team and that no trading should take place until it had been authorised.
Our Markets Team has carried out assessments of our markets and street trading locations to make sure social distancing rules can be put in place and that our markets and street trading sites are safe for traders and customers.
If you are a licensed trader (forecourt kiosk or street), registered casual, or registered assistant and you wish to trade on any of our street markets; we can issue you with a temporary street trading licences issued on a daily and weekly basis. This trading is currently free of charge. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know whether you are interested in returning to trade.
If you are hoping to trade, you will need to provide details of the:
- market or street trading location you wish to trade at
- goods that you would like to offer for sale
- days on which you would like to trade
Your temporary licence need not be for the location or commodity that you usually trade. However, we will not consider changing a commodity to hot food. Please contact us if you are interested in resuming trading.
We need to ensure our markets and trading locations remain safe and comply with all Government guidelines and legislation, so you may not be allocated the pitch you traded from previously. We all need to work together to create a safe trading space and there is no guarantee that the same pitch will be allocated each time.