In Law, Sunday is no longer "special." There is some control to
protect small shops and rights of shop workers who don't want to
work on Sundays and controls are possible on early morning
Retailers with more than 280sq.metres floor space are limited to
six hours opening on a Sunday, which can be between 10a.m. and
6p.m. Opening hours must be clearly displayed.
There isn't a requirement for large stores to register with us
(Regulatory Reform (Sunday Trading) Order 2004) but if we get proof
that they are trading outside of their chosen 6 hour period, or if
they trade on Easter Sunday or Christmas day (if it is a Sunday),
or abuse worker's rights then we can take them to court.
Anyone suffering nuisance due to noise, smells etc due to
operation of a commercial premises should contact the Community
Protection team to discuss the remedies available.
All Licensing and Environmental Health Matters are now
dealt with by Worcestershire Regulatory Services.
For direct public enquiries and referrals:
General Customer Enquiries
Telephone: 01527 881395