Street Trading Consents

If you wish to sell goods or food on the street in this district, you must first be granted a Street Trading Consent by the Licensing Authority.

  • Read Stratford-on-Avon District Council's policy in relation to Street Trading

A 'street' is anywhere that the public can access without payment. This may even be on private land.

We do not have allocated trading spots in this area. You would need to identify and assess a suitable site for your business, and a consultation process is undertaken prior to a consent being issued. information.

The district is set into three 'zones' for the purposes of Street Trading and fees are reliant upon these zones. Our zone map identifies Zones 1 and 2; the remainder of the district is classed as Zone 3.

Alternatively you may wish to operate a mobile trading business. Mobile street traders are conditioned to a maximum 15-minute stay in any one street. Due to parking restrictions in the town centre of Stratford-upon-Avon, it is unlikely that a mobile street trading consent would be granted for Zone 1

Applications are only deemed valid if supplied with all the necessary items on the application checklist and the relevant fee.

Markets / Special Events

Markets holding a historical market charter status do not require permission from Licensing. You do not require a street trading consent to trade within a market with such a status. You should contact the appropriate market organiser directly for further information. For more information or contact details relating to markets within Stratford on Avon district please click here.

Markets without a charter status would require permission from Licensing. If you are holding a market event, we will issue a Street Trading Consent to the event organiser instead of each individual stall. The fee for this type of consent is reliant upon the size of the market, which is categorised as follows;

  • Category 1 - up to 20 traders
  • Category 2 - between 21 and 49 traders
  • Category 3 - between 50 and 75 traders
  • Category 4 - between 76 and 99 traders
  • Category 5 - 100 + traders

A 28-day consultation must be undertaken so please apply in good time prior to the event.

Street Trading During Covid 19

In a bid to assist those wanting to trade quickly and legally during these unprecedented times, Licensing have taken the decision to temporarily depart from some aspects of the current policy. Applicants now have the ability to apply for a shorter licence period of 3 months, with the fee being adjusted accordingly. As such, applications for the shorter licence period will only require a 7 working day consultation with all the named agencies. If no objections are received a consent will be granted. Applicants wanting to extend or renew their consent must do so within one month of the expiry of their consent. The fees for both consent periods are below:

Fees

For Fixed Locations (12 Month Licence)

  • Zone 1 Food - £1,519 / Non-Food - £1,100
  • Zone 2 Food - £812 / Non-Food - £707
  • Zone 3 Food - £760 / Non-Food - £707

For Fixed Locations (3 Month Licence)

  • Zone 1 Food - £380
  • Zone 2 Food - £205
  • Zone 3 Food - £190

Mobile Street Trading (12 Month Licence)

  • Food Mobile Zones 1 + 2 + 3 - £1,937
  • Food Mobile Zones 2 + 3 - £1,728
  • Food Mobile Zone 3 - £1,414
  • Non-Food Mobile Zones 2 + 3 - £760
  • Non-Food Mobile Zone 3 - £524

Mobile Street Trading (3 Month Licence)

  • Food Mobile Zones 2 + 3 - £432
  • Food Mobile Zone 3 - £471

Special Events/Markets Daily Rate

  • Category 1 - up to 20 traders - £120
  • Category 2 - 21 to 49 traders - £262
  • Category 3 - 50 to 75 traders - £393
  • Category 4 - 76 to 99 traders - £524
  • Category 5 - over 100 Traders - £696
  • Consecutive days - 50% of daily rate (see above)
  • Late night opening of public conveniences - actual cost
  • Additional street cleansing - actual cost

Daily Rates

  • Trader Day Rates Food - £68 /Non-Food - £53

Contact: the Licensing team

Last updated on 04/12/2020