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




Articles to be sold  


Last Date for Representations  

PizzaExpress (Restaurants) Limited trading as: PizzaExpress

22 St Peters Street, Bedford

Monday –  Sunday 

10:00 – 22:00

food, drink, alcohol
Time Span: 12 months

4 tables, 8 chairs, 4  barriers (planters), 1 x A-board

22 March 2022

Carumbar UK Ltd

11 Howard Street, Bedford, MK40 3HS

Monday – Sunday

 08:00 – 22:30

food, soft and alcoholic beverages

8 tables, 32 chairs, 4 barriers

06 May 2022

Luan Xhukellari trading as Bar Citrus

29 Harpur Street, Bedford, MK40 1LA

 Monday –  Sunday 10:30 – 15:30

food and drink, alcoholic & non-alcoholic including hot drinks. typical pub food, sandwiches, snacks and light bites (including tapas)

3 tables, 6 chairs, 3 barriers

19 May 2022

Mehmet Rasit Demirci trading as Hallows Cafe

front of premises on the path way on 18 Allhallows Bedford, MK40 1LJ, front of Hallows Cafe

 Monday –  Sunday 07:00 – 22:30

hot and non-alcoholic cold drinks / foods (tea, coffee, burgers, omelettes, breakfasts, sandwiches, hot dishes, baguettes, deserts, jacket potatoes, salads

3 tables, 9 chairs, 3 barriers

07 July 2022

Anglian Café Limited trading as Caffe Amore

area in front of 51 Midland Road, Bedford surrounded by metal barriers measuring 4.6m x 3.8m

  Monday to Saturday 08:00 - 18:30, Sunday 09:00 - 17:30

hot and cold food, non-alcoholic drinks

6 x tables, 20 x chairs, 1 x gazebo, 4 x barriers

14 July 2022

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