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Highways tables and chairs

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:


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:

Pay for a highways tables and chairs licence 

Applications received

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

GDPR and privacy statements

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