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 (PDFs):

Pay your licence 

Street trading licence


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




Article to be sold/trade

Last date for representations 

JerkSpot Ltd trading as Jerk Spot Bedford

Elms Farm Industrial Estate (Rainbow Car Wash), Norse Road, Bedford

Thursday – Sunday 08:00 – 18:00 wraps, burgers, pastries, drinks, chicken - fried - grilled, chips 19 July 2023
AA 360 Solutions Ltd trading as Pizza and Donuts Sharnbrook - car park between High Street and Church Lane, MK44 1PF Saturday 16:00 - 21:00 Pizza, donuts, salads, soft drinks 21 August 2023
Raffaela Ognissanti Pitch 7, Midland Road opposite B&M Superstore, outside Boots Superstore Monday to Sunday 09:00 – 18:00 donuts, ice cream, ice lollies, hot and cold drinks (winter, summer) 18 September 2023

Outfields Farm Ltd trading as Codswallop Chips

Great Barford - corner of Silver Street and Bedford Road 

Sharnbrook - corner of Church Lane and High Street

Great Barford - Thursday 15:00 - 20:00

Sharnbrook - Wednesday 15:00 - 20:00

Fish, sausages, burgers, nuggets, scampi, fish cakes, veggie burgers with chips, peas, curry sauce, hot and cold drinks 3 October 2023

GDPR and Privacy statements

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