How to apply
If you want be a trader you can register your interest by completing this form.
You can email the completed form to the Street Trading team. If you have any queries or questions about what to include you can ask the street trading team and they’ll be happy to help.
After we receive your proposal
Providing there is a vacancy for your product type, you will to be asked to complete an application form and return it together with an administration fee. You will then be invited to attend an informal meeting to discuss your proposal.
If your proposal is approved, you will be given an interview checklist confirming what was discussed.
Within 14 days of the interview, providing a licence is agree, arrangements should be made to collect your licence and stall card, bringing with you the checklist and documents as stated on the application form.
There's a six-month probation period for new licence holders and during this time you will be monitored on attendance and compliance with the street trading conditions before a full license can be granted. During this period your licence will be ‘Temporary’ and can be withdrawn at any time.
A ‘Temporary’ licence and Full Licences fee for up to one year costs £30, up to two years costs £40 and one for up to three years costs £50.
Licence holders are invoiced on a monthly basis. The monthly fee is dependent on which market you trade from.
Payments can be made by methods stated on your invoice.
A full licence is valid for a three-year period, and all applications will join the December renewal date. We will write to you before that date inviting you to re-apply for your licence..
If you wish to vary your licence - for example change or add a commodity, transfer to another pitch, you should discuss the changes with the street trading manager.
There's a £30 fee if you are looking to make changes to your licence
If you wish to surrender your licence, you must write to us enclosing your licence and stall card. The licence surrender date must be the last day of the month and you will continue to be charged monthly rental unless we are notified.