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:


Fees are listed on our fee schedule

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
Alfonsino Bravoco trading as Mamma Concetta Directly outside 35-37 Harpur Street, Bedford Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 15:30 and 17:00 to 22:30 soft drinks, hot beverages, alcoholic drinks with food 5 x tables, 10 x chairs, 4 x barriers 10 January 2024
Pizza Express (Restaurants) Limited trading as Pizza Express to front of premises Pizza Express, 22 St Peters Street, Bedford  Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 22:00 food, drink, alcohol 4 tables, 8 chairs, 4 barriers (planters) 22 March 2024
Mehmet Rasit Demirci trading as Hallows Café front of Hallows Café on the pathway on 18 Allhallows Bedford MK40 1LJ  Monday to Sunday 07:00 - 22:30 hot and cold drinks and foods, non alcoholic (tea, coffee, burgers, sandwiches) 3 tables, 12 chairs, 2 barriers 1 May 2024
Star Café (Bedford) Ltd trading as Star Café front and side of 14 Allhallows, Bedford  Monday to Saturday 07.00 to 17.00 and Sunday 08.00 to 15.00 teas, coffees, English breakfasts, and lunches 20 chairs, 9 barriers, 11 poles, 5 tables, 1 gazebo 13 May 2024

GDPR and privacy statements

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