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Street Trading

 

 

Food

Non- Food

Street Trading Consent (Town Centre only)*

  

Annual Charge

£4510.00

 £2980.00

Per month (by prior agreement only)

  £438.00

  £289.00

(New applications are subject to a minimum of a 3 month fee)

£1314.00

  £867.00

Variation

£28.40

£28.40

 

 Street Trading Consent (outside Town Centre)*

                                  

 

Annual Charge

                                                                                                                                         

Commercial

                                                                                                                                 

                            £247.00

Non-Commercial

  

   £12.00

Variation

 

£28.40

 

 

Food

Non-Food

Other short term consents, 1 week minimum                     

£150.00

  £150.00

 

*The above applications (except the non-commercial consent) MUST be submitted with a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of  £124.00. Should your application be successful then this fee will be taken into account against the total applicable to  your application.

 

You may apply online using the following links:

 

Street Trading online form (Town Centre)

 

Street Trading online form (Outside Town Centre)

 

If preferred you may download our Street Trading Consent Application Forms and Guidance Notes, please click on the relevant links below:

Street Trading Application Form and Guidance - (Town Centre only)

Street Trading Conditions - (Town Centre only)

 

Street Trading Application Form and Guidance - (outside Town Centre only)

Street Trading Conditions - (outside Town Centre only)

 

If you would like to make an on-line payment, please use the link in the listing on the left hand side of this page.

 

If you would like to receive an application form by post, please use the link below which will generate a request with your requirements.

Request Form

 

A list of authorised Street Collections in the Borough is available here.

 

Licence summary 

 

If you trade in the street you may require a street trading licence.

Applications should be made in writing (including by electronic means) to your local district council, or the district council for the area you wish to trade.

You must provide specific information, including details of the street you wish to trade on and the days and times you wish to trade.

You may also be required to provide two photographs of yourself.

You must comply with any conditions attached to a licence

Eligibility Criteria 

 

You must be over 17 years of age to hold a licence.

Licences will be refused if any of the following grounds exist:

  • there isn't enough space in the street you wish to trade in, without causing interference or inconvenience to street users
  • you wish to trade for less days than any minimum required trading days
  • you are unsuitable to hold a licence do to any previous convictions or for other reasons
  • you have previously failed to pay fees due under another street trading licence or have failed to use a previous street trading licence

Regulation Summary 

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence

Application Evaluation Process

 

Under certain circumstances if certain grounds for refusal exist the council may still award a licence but for fewer days than require, or to allow trade in certain items.

The council will either grant the application or serve a notice on you within a reasonable time.

The notice will be served if the council intend to refuse the application, grant it on different terms than those applied for, confine trading to a particular place in a street, vary conditions of a licence or revoke a licence.

The notice will detail the grounds for their decision and state that within seven days of the notice you can request in writing the opportunity to make representations

Will Tacit Consent Apply? 

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period of 40 working days.

Apply online (You will need Version 9 (or higher) of Adobe Reader)

Apply to become a street trader in Bedford town centre

Apply to become a street trader outside town centre

Tell us about a change to your existing street trading licence

Failed Application Redress

 

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

If you wish to appeal a decision of the council you may appeal to the local Magistrates' court within 21 days of the date you were notified of the decision.

You may appeal the decision of a Magistrates' Court to the local Crown Court

Licence Holder Redress

 

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

If you wish to appeal a decision of the council you may appeal to the local Magistrates' Court within 21 days of the date you were notified of the decision.

You may appeal the decision of a Magistrates' Court to the local Crown Court

Consumer Complaint

 

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre

Other Redress

None

Trade Associations

None