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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 £126

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 - £126

Street trading consent (outside town centre*)

  • Commercial - £252
  • Non-commercial - £12
  • Variation - £126

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 £126. 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 
James Sharpe trading as Dessert Boss All consent streets outside the town centre throughout Bedford Borough (short stay locations, maximum of 20 minutes duration)

Long stay locations;

Bromham, Outside chip shop off Molivers Lane

Clapham, outside Stables Therapy Centre, Milton Road

Off London Road, outside the chemist shop on Faldo Road

Putnoe, parking space Bowhill

Wooton, The Chequers car park, Hall End Road

Biddenham, South side of Deep Spinney, between Gold Lane and Lavenham Drive junctions

Wilstead, Bedford Road Layby

Brickhill, Falcon Avenue

Stewartby, the old brickworks entrance

Kempston, Hillgrounds Road

Wixams, Brooklands Avenue

Shortstown, Village Hall Car Park, Southcote

Great Denham, Saxon Way
 

On the following days of the month:

Bromham, Outside chip shop off Molivers Lane – 1st Saturday from 17:00 to 22:00

Clapham, outside Stables Therapy Centre, Milton Road – 1st Tuesday from 17:00 – 21:00, 4th Wednesday from 17:00 to 21:00

Off London Road, outside the chemist shop on Faldo Road – 2nd Monday from 17:00 to 21:00, 4th Friday from 18:00 to 22:00

Putnoe, parking space Bowhill – 2nd Tuesday from 17:00 to 21:00, 3rd Sunday from 18:00 to 22:00, 4th Tuesday from 17:00 to 21:00, 5th Thursday from 17:00 to 21:00

Wootton, The Chequers car park, Hall End Road – 1st Sunday from 17:00 to 22:00, 2nd Sunday from 18:00 to 22:00, 5th Sunday from 18:00 to 22:00

Biddenham, South side of Deep Spinney, between Gold Lane and Lavenham Drive junctions – 2nd Friday from 18:00 to 22:00, 3rd Monday from 17:00 to 21:00, 3rd Saturday from 18:00 to 22:00, 4th Monday from 17:00 to 21:00

Wilstead, Bedford Road Layby – 3rd Friday from 18:00 to 22:00, 4th Thursday from 17:00 to 21:00

Brickhill, Falcon Avenue – 1st Wednesday from 17:00 to 21:00, 2nd Saturday from 18:00 to 22:00, 5th Saturday from 18:00 to 22:00

Stewartby, the old brickworks entrance – 1st Friday from 17:00 to 22:00, 3rd Wednesday from 17:00 to 21:00, 4th Sunday from 18:00 to 22:00

Kempston, Hillgrounds Road – 1st Thursday from 17:00 to 21:00, 3rd Tuesday from 17:00 to 21:00

Wixams, Brooklands Avenue – 3rd Thursday from 17:00 to 21:00, 5th Wednesday from 17:00 to 21:00

Shortstown, Village Hall Car Park, Southcote – 1st Monday from 17:00 to 21:00, 2nd Wednesday from 17:00 to 21:00, 4th Saturday from 18:00 to 22:00, 5th Monday from 17:00 to 21:00

Great Denham, Saxon Way – 2nd Thursday from 17:00 to 21:00, 5th Tuesday from 17:00 to 21:00, 5th Friday from 18:00 to 22:00
 

 ice-cream, desserts, drinks (soft), chocolate
 
18 October 2021
David Peter Langridge Rainbow Car Wash, Norse Road
 

Monday - Saturday 08:00 – 18:00

hamburgers, hot dogs, bacon rolls, chips, crisps, tea, coffee, cans of drink
 
05 November 2021
Spomenka Buzaretic T/A SB Catering Postley Road, Woburn Industrial Estate, Kempston, Bedford
 

Monday - Friday 07:30 – 15:00

burgers, sandwiches, hot and cold food, cold and hot drinks, snacks
 
05 November 2021
 
Outfields Farm Ltd T/A Codswallop Chips two locations on St James Way, Biddenham
 

Wednesdays 15:00 – 20:00, Thursdays 15:00 – 20:00

fish, sausages, burgers, nuggets, scampi, fish cakes, veggie burgers with chips, peas, curry sauce, hot and cold drinks 28 December 2021
 
Kelly Stokes and Clinton Stokes T/A Premier Castles Brunel Road, off Barkers Lane, MK41 9TJ
 

Monday to Friday 06:00 – 15:00

hot and cold foods to include breakfasts, burgers, hot dogs, chips, rolls, jacket potatoes, hot and cold drinks
 
28 December2021
 
Giuseppe Domenico Forte T/A Ice Cream Joe All consent streets throughout Bedford Borough area
 

Monday to Sunday 12:00 - 19:00 (chiming), 19:00-23:00 (home deliveries)

20 mins maximum stay at any stop 

ice cream, ice lollies, desert trays, brownies, waffles, doughnuts served with ice cream, canned soft drinks 28 December 2021
 
James Ford T/A Mr Ice-Cream Man All consent streets throughout Bedford Borough area
 

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 23:00

20 mins maximum stay at any stop 

ice cream, ice lollies, soft drinks, waffles, brownies
 
28 December 2021
 
Janice Howe trading as Howe & Co. multiple locations in; Oakley, Clapham, Stewartby, Milton Ernest, Pavenham, Stevington, plan available on request
 

Monday – Oakley –16:00 to 21:00, Wednesday – Clapham – 17:00 to 21:00, Thursday – Stewartby – 16:00 to 21:00, Friday – Milton Ernest – 16:30 to 17:45, Pavenham – 17:50 to 19:10, Stevington – 19:15 to 20:15

cod, chips, fishcakes, sausages, chicken nuggets, scampi, cod roe, cheese and veg, cake, halloumi, pies, cans of drink, mushy peas, curry sauce

 
14 January 2022
 Orsion Tafa & Konstantina Diplara  Pitch 6, James Street, Bedford Town Centre
 

Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 20:00

Souvlaki in wrap or tray portions, Yeeros pork or chicken or vegetarian in pitta bread, tzatziki, tomatoes, onion, chips, Greek, desert, coffees, Greek chocolate

 
8 February 2022
Costas Panayi Layby on Bedford Road by Southern Cross, Wixams
 

Friday 14:00 – 18:00, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 – 15:00

Mobile barbering

 
8 February 2022
Attilla Nemeth trading as Really Awesome Coffee Bedford All consent streets throughout Bedford Borough area
Outside of Town Centre 

Monday to Sunday 08:00 – 16:00

coffee, coffee and chocolate based hot drink and cold drinks, canned soft drinks, milkshakes, pre-wrapped snacks, pre-packaged sandwiches and similar food items

 
15 February 2022
Antonio Pompa trading as EatGelato All consent streets throughout Bedford Borough area, outside of the Town Centre
 

Monday to Sunday 12:00 – 19:00 (chiming), Monday to Sunday 19:00 – 21:00 (deliveries)

ice-cream, lollies, slush, soft drinks, cold or hot deserts

 
15 February 2022
 
Big G’s Catering Ltd Layby, Hudson road, as per the attached plan
 

Monday to Friday 07:00 - 14:00

hot food, burgers, bacon rolls, sausage rolls, chicken wraps, chips, drinks, tea, coffee, hot chocolate.
 
15 February 2022
 

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