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Street trading

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

Before you apply

Please read through the guidance notes below carefully before completing the application form. 

Application forms and guidance notes 

You may download our Street Trading Consent Application Forms and Guidance Notes, please click on the relevant links below (PDF):

Pay your licence 

Street trading licence

Fees

Street trading consent (town centre only) Food

  • Annual charge - £4,510
  • Per month (by prior agreement only) - £438
  • New applications are subject to a minimum 3 month fee - £1,314
  • Variation - £130.45

Street trading consent (town centre only) Non Food

  • Annual charge - £2,980
  • Per month (by prior agreement only) - £289
  • New applications are subject to a minimum of a 3 month fee - £867
  • Variation - £130.45

Street trading consent (outside town centre*)

  • Commercial - £260.90
  • Non-commercial - £12.45
  • Variation - £130.45

Other short term consents, 1 week minimum 

  • Food - £150 
  • Non-food - £150 

*The above applications (except the non-commercial consent) MUST be submitted with a non-refundable deposit of £130.45. Should your application be successful then this fee will be taken into account against the total applicable to your application.

Applications received

Applicant Location Time Article to be sold/trade Last date for representations 
Vincenzo Vaccaro-Notte trading as Gino Soft Whip All consent streets throughout Bedford Borough area, outside of the Town Centre Monday to Friday 15:00 – 19:00, Saturday to Sunday 13:00 – 19:00  ice creams 29 March 2022
Mark McDougall T/A Battery Celler Silver Street, outside Halifax, Pitch 5  Monday to Saturday 09:00 – 16:00 batteries, torches, torch bulbs, watch straps, battery chargers and testers, watch related and small battery oriented items 29 March 2022
James Sharpe trading as; Dessert Boss
 
All consent streets outside the town centre throughout Bedford Borough. 

Short stay locations, 20 minutes maximum stay.

12 long stay locations as follows;

Edison Road, Putnoe

Faldo Road, off London Road

Falcon Avenue, Brickhill

Old Stewartby Brickwork entrance, Stewartby

Bedford Road layby, Wilstead

Kingswood Way, outside Harley Street Consulting Clinics, Great Denham

Car park of Kempston Swimming Pool, Hillgrounds Road, Kempston

Deep Spinney, Biddenham

Car park of Stables Therapy Centre, Milton Road, Clapham
Edison Road, Putnoe - 1st Sunday of the month 18:00 – 23:00, 3rd Monday of the month 18:00 – 22:00, 5th Friday of the month 18:00 – 23:00
Faldo Road, off London Road - 1st Wednesday of the month 15:00 – 22:00, 3rd Friday of the month 18:00 – 23:00
Falcon Avenue, Brickhill - 2nd Monday of the month 18:00 – 22:00, 4th Friday of the month 18:00 – 23:00
Old Stewartby Brickwork entrance, Stewartby - 1st Friday of the month 18:00 – 23:00, 3rd Wednesday of the month 18:00 – 22:00, 4th Sunday of the month 18:00 – 23:00
Bedford Road layby, Wilstead - 2nd Friday of the month 18:00 – 23:00, 4th Wednesday of the month 18:00 – 22:00
Kingswood Way, outside Harley Street Consulting Clinics, Great Denham - 2nd Thursday of the month 18:00 – 22:00, 5th Saturday of the month 18:00 – 23:00
Car park of Kempston Swimming Pool, Hillgrounds Road, Kempston - 2nd Sunday of the month 18:00 – 23:00, 5th Wednesday of the month 18:00 – 22:00
Deep Spinney, Biddenham - 1st Thursday of the month 15:00 – 22:00, 3rd Saturday of the month 18:00 – 23:00
Car park of Stables Therapy Centre, Milton Road, Clapham - 1st Saturday of the month 18:00 – 23:00, 3rd Sunday of the month 18:00 – 23:00
ice-cream, desserts, soft drinks, chocolate 11 April 2022
Lino Calisto trading as The Grill A603 layby off Meadow Lane, Cardington, next to the football club Monday to Friday 08:00 to 14:30
 
burgers, bacon, eggs, cold drinks, tea & coffee 12 April 2022
Akbar Jahanpanah trading as Caspian Pitch 3, Outside Tesco, Midland Road Monday to Sunday 06:00 – 20:00
 
sausage, bacon, burger, kebabs, rice, shawarma, chips, chicken, chicken burger, eggs, hot and cold food and drinks 14 April 2022
Salvatore Forte T/A Sav’s All consent streets, outside of the town centre throughout Bedford Borough area
 
Monday to Sunday 12:00 - 19:00 (chiming), 19:00-22:00 (private bookings)
 
soft serve ice cream, ice lollies, soft drinks 20 April 2022
Stephen Gumble Pitch 4, Midland Road 
 
Monday to Sunday 09:00 – 17:00
 
children’s ride 12 May 2022
David and Caterina Meanwell trading as Cathy’s Ices All consent streets throughout Bedford Borough area, outside of the Town Centre 
 
Monday to Sunday 12:00 – 19:00 (chiming), Monday to Sunday 09:00 – 23:00 (by appointment) 
 
ice creams and sauces, ice lollies, ice cream products, cold drinks 12 May 2022
Massimo Papa trading as Gino’s Soft Whip
 
All consent streets throughout Bedford Borough area, outside of the Town Centre 
 
Monday to Sunday 12:00 – 19:00, Deliveries Monday to Sunday 19:00 – 22:00
 
 ice cream, drinks, deserts, ice lollies 12 May 2022
Outfields Farm Ltd trading as Codswallop Chips
 
Butler Street, Ravensden and Wayside Park, Ravensden  
 
Friday 15:00 to 20:00
 
fish, sausages, burgers, nuggets, scampi, fish cakes, veggie burgers with chips, peas, curry sauce and hot and cold drinks 12 May 2022
Gemma Crawley-Roberts and Simon Gillett trading as The Arc 37 Bushmead Avenue, Bedford, MK40 3QW Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July 2022
09:00 to 17:00
burgers, onion rings, soft drinks, alcohol, festival wares, face painting 21 July 2022
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