To place tables, chairs or other temporary furniture on the pavement in England and Wales you require a licence from your local authority.
Before you apply
Please read through the guidance notes below carefully before completing the application form.
Current Highways Tables and Chairs / Street Cafe Consent application forms and guidance notes:
- Highways Tables and Chairs Guidelines (PDF)
- Highways Tables and Chairs Application Form (PDF)
- Highways Tables and Chairs Conditions (PDF)
Authorising tables and chairs on the Highway - £345
This application must be submitted with a non-refundable deposit of £126. Should your application be successful then this fee will be taken into account against the total applicable to your application.
Pay for a licence
You can pay for your licence online here:
|Applicant||Location||Times||Articles to be sold||Furniture||Last Date for Representations|
|Pizza Express (restaurants) Limited, trading as Pizza Express||22 St. Peters Street, Bedford, MK40 2PN||Monday –Sunday 10:00 – 22:00||food, drink and alcohol||8 tables, 16 chairs, 6 barriers, 1 planter in (to be reduced to 4 tables, 8 chairs, 6 barriers, 1 planter in winter)||12 February 2021|
|Luan Xhukellari||29 Harpur Street, Bedford, MK40 1LA||Monday – Sunday 10:30 – 15:30||alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, hot drinks, pub food, sandwiches, salads, snacks, light bites, tapas||3 tables, 6 chairs, 4 barriers||08 March 2021|
|Mehmet Rasit Demirci trading as Hallows Cafe||18 Allhallows Bedford, MK40 1LJ||Monday to Sunday 07:00 – 18:00||hot and cold foods and drinks||3 tables, 9 chairs, 3 barriers||30 March 2021|
|Anglian Café Ltd. trading as Caffe Amore||51 Midland Road, Bedford, MK40 1PW||Saturday 08:00 to 18:00, Sunday 09:00 – 17:00||hot and cold food, drinks (non alcoholic)||8 tables, 32 chairs||24 June 2021|
|Wicklewoo Limited trading as Frescoes||20 Mill Street, Bedford, MK40 3HD||Monday to Saturday 08:30 to 23:00, Sunday 10:00 to 22:30||coffee, soft drinks, alcohol, sandwiches, breakfasts, lunches, evening light bites||6 tables, 18 chairs, 6 weighted poles, 6 canvasses||13 July 2021|
|U&I Security Services Ltd trading as Play||66 High Street, Bedford, MK40 1NT||Monday – Sunday 12:00 – 00:00 midnight||bar food, pizza, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, smoking area||4 tables, 16 chairs, 4 barriers, 2 wooden parasol and weighted base||05 October 2021|
|El-Picante Mexican Grill Ltd||28 Allhallows, Bedford, MK40 1LF||Monday – Sunday 09:00 – 23:00||alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including hot and soft drinks. Mexican food.||6 tables, 12 chairs, 5 barriers||15 October 2021|