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There are two types of street trading licences available: full licences and casual licences. The type of licence you need depends on where and or when you want to trade.
You can download our leaflet explaining the licence conditions that apply to street traders in Islington from the bottom of this page.
Full licences are paid for on a weekly basis and entitle use of a particular pitch throughout that week. Procedures for obtaining a full licence are as follows:
NB: temporary licences are not issued in the Arsenal area.For the first six months that you hold the licence you will be on a probationary period. After six months, if you have traded satisfactorily and all your payments have been up to date, a full licence will be granted.
You will subsequently be issued with a new licence, which entitles you to trade up to a maximum of three years. Traders are asked to make all fee-payments by standing order (through a bank or building society).
No, it is in the public interest that the council must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, please get in touch. If you have applied in writing or need to contact the council via another method please use the “contact us” details on this page.
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, Citizens Advice consumer service will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
Casual licences are paid for on a daily basis by purchasing street trading vouchers, which must be bought in advance. Separate vouchers must be purchased for trading in each of the three main markets in Islington. Procedures for obtaining a casual licence are similar to that for obtaining a full licence with following differences:
NB: it is not possible to buy casual licences for scattered site pitches or in the Arsenal area.
Street Trading ServicePublic Protection Division Islington Council, 222 Upper Street London N1 1XR Tel: 020 7527 3830 Fax: 020 7527 3165 Email: email@example.com
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