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
Luan Xhukellari trading as Bar Citrus along the front of Bar Citrus, 29 Harpur Street, Bedford, MK40 1LA Monday –  Sunday 10:30 – 15:30 food and drink 3 x tables, 6 x chairs, 4 x barriers 2 May 2023
Rasa Pelham trading as Friendly Nettle Cafe in front of the entrance to Friendly Nettle Café, 15B Beauvais Square, Shortstown

Monday to Friday 09:00 To 20:00, Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 20:00

coffee, food, milkshakes, smoothies and iced drinks 4 x tables, 8 x chairs, 4 x barriers 09 May 2023
Anglian Café Limited TA Caffe Amore area in front of 51 Midland Road, Bedford, MK40 1PW surrounded by metal barriers measuring 4.6m x 3.8m

Monday to Saturday 08:00 to 18:30 and Sunday 09:00 to 17:30

hot and cold food, non-alcoholic drinks 6 tables, 20 chairs, 4 barriers, 1 gazebo 13 July 2023

JD Wetherspoon Plc trading as The Pilgrim's Progress

pavement to the side of The Pilgrim's Progress, along River Street, Bedford Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 22:00 full menu of hot and cold meals and snacks with alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages including tea and coffee 9 x tables, 18 x chairs, 12 x barriers 02 August 2023
Wicklewoo Ltd TA Frescoes Coffee House Area to the side of 20 Mill Street, Bedford, MK40 3HD (Frescoes café) in adjacent Howard Street Monday to Saturday 08:00 to 23:00 and Sunday 10:00 to 22:00 coffee, soft drinks, breakfasts, lunches, alcohol and evening light bites

5 tables, 20 chairs, 6 barriers

10 August 2023

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