What is a Street Trading Consent?
A Street Trading Consent is issued to a trader who trades from a stall / unit / vehicle from a single designated location on a regular basis. We offer these for periods of 12 months or 6 months.
Where can Street Trading currently take place?
Please click here to access a list of currently adopted Street Trading sites (including the sites that are currently vacant and available). Applications received for already adopted sites that are currently vacant will be granted without any need for consultation with stakeholders and the public.
New locations applied for (i.e. those not already adopted) need to be adopted, and further details as to how a site is adopted can be found within the Street Trading Application Pack. Once a new site is adopted there is no need to consult on future trading applications for that location, and the adopted site will be added to our list of currently adopted Street Trading sites.
Please note that the adopted Street Trading sites on the Pedestrian Precincts located at Portland Square, Sutton in Ashfield, Lowmoor Road, Kirkby in Ashfield, and High Street, Hucknall are offered at a reduced fee, owing to Street Trading only being limited to the following hours. However, trading will be permitted beyond 23:00 hours at these locations if applications for the sale of hot food and hot drinks are received, if a Premises Licence to permit "Late Night Refreshment" is in force in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003):
(SUTTON IN ASHFIELD)
LOW MOOR ROAD
(KIRKBY IN ASHFIELD
|MONDAY||19:00 - 23:00||05:00 - 23:00|
|TUESDAY||05:00 - 23:00||19:00 - 23:00|
|WEDNESDAY||19:00 - 23:00||05:00 - 23:00|
|THURSDAY||05:00 - 23:00||19:00 - 23:00|
|FRIDAY||19:00 - 23:00||19:00 - 23:00|
|SATURDAY||19:00 - 23:00||19:00 - 23:00|
|SUNDAY||05:00 - 23:00||05:00 - 23:00|
How to Apply for a Street Trading Consent
You will need the Street Trading Application Pack which can be downloaded here.
Applications for a new Street Trading Consent to be issued for a location not currently adopted by the Council will be welcomed, however applicants are strongly advised to refer to the section within the Application Pack and on this web page that details where such locations would likely be deemed not suitable for trading, before submitting their application.
All applications for the grant of a new Street Trading Consent or for the renewal of an existing Street Trading Consent must be submitted to the Licensing Team, and the procedure to follow (including a list of documents that you must submit with your application) are detailed with the Application Pack.
What does the Council consider when assessing Street Trading Consent Applications?
The following criteria will be considered in deciding whether a Street Trading Consent will be granted:
All staff involved in the preparation of food shall hold a current Level 2 food safety certificate, accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Royal Society of Health, or the Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene.To register as a food business with Ashfield District Council, please download the necessary form here.
Consultation with Stakeholders & the Public
Applications for a Street Trading Consent at a location not already adopted by the Council will be subject to a 28-day consultation period.
The applicant must place a weatherproof Yellow A4 Notice (for the entire duration of the 28 day consultation period) in a prominent position at the proposed trading location in order that those living or working in close proximity to the proposed site are aware of the application and can make any relevant comment to the Council regarding the application.
The details of your application will be provided to the following “Stakeholders” seeking their comments as to your application:
If there are no objections then the Street Trading Consent will be granted. Should any relevant objections be received from the public or any of the “stakeholders”, the application will need to be determined at a Hearing held by the Director: Place & Communities. Further information about these Hearings can be found within the Street Trading Policy, and within the Street Trading Application Pack.
Grant of Street Trading Consents
If your application is granted, you will be issued with the Street Trading Consent, and attached to the Street Trading Consent will be the standard conditions (and any additional conditions if the application was determined at a Hearing) imposed by the Council, which must be adhered to at all times. You can see the standard conditions applicable to all Street Trading Consents within the Street Trading Application Pack and the Street Trading Policy.
Any Street Trading Consent granted, will be issued for a maximum period of 12 months, or a minimum period of 6 months (if requested by the applicant). The laminated Street Trading Consent must be displayed in a prominent position within the stall / unit / vehicle at all times when trading takes place.
Sales of Hot Food & Hot Beverages after 11:00 P.M. and before 05:00 A.M.
Street Traders who serve hot food or hot beverages at any time between 23:00 hours and 05:00 hours will also require a Premises Licence granted by the Licensing Authority in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003.
Please contact the Licensing Team to discuss any potential Premises Licence application in advance of you submitting such an application, in order that the Team can assess your requirements and advise you accordingly.
Renewal of a Street Trading Consent
An application to renew an existing Street Trading Consent must be submitted to the Licensing Authority prior to the current Consent expiring, and all necessary documents to satisfy the Councils criteria must be submitted every time a renewal application is made. The application form and guidance can be found within the Street Trading Application Pack.
How to Contact the Licensing Team
You can call us on 01623 457589, email us at email@example.com, or visit us and write to us at: Licensing Team, Ashfield District Council, Urban Road, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 8DA.