Street cafe licence
COVID-19 - Reopening our town centres and high streets
As restrictions are lifted and pubs, bars and restaurants prepare to open their doors from the 4 July, there is a great deal that hospitality businesses need to consider when reopening.
Visit the Reopening of town centres and the high street page
A licence is required to use a portion of a public street, road or place for the sale of food and drink and for the placing of tables, chairs or other temporary furniture outside a restaurant or cafe for patrons to use whilst consuming food and drink.
If you wish to gain a licence for the above you will need to gain consent by completing and submitting the application for available to download. Please note that conditions may apply to the consent.
Be aware that approval is not automatic and no tables or chairs should be placed on the highway until formal approval has been obtained
Failed application redress
Please contact us in the first instance. An appointed arbitrator will determine if consent has been unreasonably withheld.
Licence holder redress
Please contact us in the first instance. An appointed arbitrator will adjudicate if there is disagreement as to conditions attached.
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Advice Guide will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.