Street trading licence

If you wish to trade in Trafford, you must first obtain a licence from Trafford Council. You must also comply with the conditions attached to a licence.

Eligibility criteria

The location that the applicant wishes to trade on must be a designated consent street to allow street trading activities.

A summary of the Regulation

Street trading means selling, exposing or offering for sale, any article in a street. A "street" also includes areas to which the public have access without payment such as car parks. More information can be found in the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.

A Guide for Mobile Street Traders is available, that identifies Health and Safety Legislation.

We must give a written notice within a reasonable time of its decision.

We will grant an application unless there are grounds for refusal. Grounds for refusal are:

  • the applicant is not eligible
  • the application is to trade in a place that would breach the law
  • the applicant wishes to trade in a street that is not designated to allow street trading, or the article, thing or service goes against any term of the designation
  • the location is unsuitable
  • the space or area proposed is not suitable for the applicant or would interfere with people and vehicles
  • there are already enough street traders in the street or adjoining the street proposed selling services, articles or things the applicant proposes to trade
  • the types of services; articles or things proposed to be traded would affect the area proposed
  • the applicant has provided false information
  • the applicant is unsuitable to hold a licence
  • the applicant has failed to carry out requirements of a previous street trading licence
  • the applicant has had a previous street trading licence revoked through failure to pay fees
  • the applicant has failed to provide further information requested

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Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the us by 28 days from the date of submission of all documentation requested.

Failed application redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

We will serve a notice of our intention to refuse an application for a licence. Representations can be made in writing to the us within 21 days of the date of the notice.

If we uphold our decision appeals can be made to the local Magistrates court within 21 days of the notice of the decision.

If an application for a temporary licence is refused the applicant can appeal to the local Magistrates court within 21 days of the date of the notice of the decision.

Licence holder redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

A licence holder may apply to vary a condition attached to a licence. Applications are made to the district council.

We will serve a notice of our intention to refuse an application for variation of a licence, to grant an application subject to conditions, to vary conditions without an application or to revoke a licence. Representations can be made in writing to us within 21 days of the date of the notice.

If we uphold our decision appeals can be made to the local Magistrates court within 21 days of the notice of the decision.

Consumer complaint

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.

 

This authority is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided to us for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes. For further information on data matching to prevent and detect fraud and corruption see the Council's Level 2 National Fraud Initiative Privacy Notice. For further information you can also refer to Trafford Council’s own Privacy Notices.

 

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