Street Trading Licence/ Consent
If you trade in the street you may require a street trading consent.
Applications should be made in writing (including by electronic means) to the district council for the area you wish to trade.
You must provide specific information, including details of the street you wish to trade on and the days and times you wish to trade.
We adopted the law allowing control of street trading in Wychavon district on 22 June 1990. All streets that at that time comprised the towns of Droitwich, Evesham, Pershore and the Parish of Broadway were named as "consent" streets. Traders cannot operate on those named streets without first obtaining consent from us. There are also some "prohibited streets" where traders may not operate.
Street trading means the sale of goods or articles, including food, from persons on foot or from vehicles or stalls in the street. Non-chartered markets are included.
Although the Law allows councils to adopt provisions for both street trading licences and street trading consents, we only deal with consents. This allows us to foster trade and commerce in the District whilst retaining control by the giving or withholding of consent. There are no "licensed pitches" and there is nothing to stop more than one consent being given for one road.
We can pass resolutions prohibiting street trading - this has been done for Broadway Road, Longdon Hill and the whole of the Evesham by-pass. Prohibitions are used to prevent highway obstruction and can reduce likely occurrence of nuisance in streets around late night venues.
There is no right of appeal against our refusal to grant a street trading consent.
You must be over 17 years of age to hold a consent.
Consents will be refused if any of the following grounds exist:
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We will consult with the relevant town or parish council and the Police and Highways department before deciding whether or not to allow you to trade.
We will take into account the following matters when reaching our decision:
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Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from us within 90 days.
If you have not heard from us within ten days, please contact us. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.
On line facilities are provided by the national Business Link portal:
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Please contact us email email@example.com or phone on 01905 822799.
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Please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 01905 822799.
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, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
Anyone suffering nuisance due to noise, smells or similar because of a street trader should contact Worcestershire Regulatory Services (email email@example.com , phone 01905 822799).
All Licensing and Environmental Health Matters are now dealt with by Worcestershire Regulatory Services.
For direct public enquiries and referrals:
General Customer Enquiries
Telephone: 01905 822799