Street trading licence

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Street trading means the exposing or offering articles for sale on roads, pavements and other areas to which the public have unrestricted access without payment. The law applies equally to public and private land.

The council has street trading control areas in parts of Tonbridge, Hadlow and the Blue Bell Hill area. Street trading is prohibited in these areas.

In part of Tonbridge street trading consent is required.

You do not require a consent if;

  • Trading as a peddler under licence issued by a police authority
  • A market trader operating at a licensed market venue
  • A news vendor selling only newspapers and periodicals
  • If you are trading on private land you may not need consent.

Associated Legislation

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.

Requirements

Street Trading Guidance Notes

The council has street trading control areas in parts of Tonbridge, Hadlow and the Blue Bell Hill area. Street trading is prohibited in these areas. (Full details in Guidance Notes above).

Street Trading without the Council's consent (except public car parks) may for the time being be carried out in any street or part thereof not mentioned in paragraph A or B in the guidance notes above.

Procedure

Apply and pay online or download the form for this licence through the EUGO Portal.

Duration

One year or occasional consent for single days

Current fee

Fixed pitch annual £1255.00
Fixed pitch occasional £325.00
Non-fixed pitch annual £1150.00
Non-fixed pitch occasional £60.00Please make cheques payable to Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council.

Further Information

Contact us using the Licensing Enquiry Form.

Phone: Licensing team Mon - Fri (01732) 876368
Email licensing.services@tmbc.gov.uk
Fax: 01732 842170

Post:

Licensing Section
Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
Gibson Building
Gibson Drive
Kings Hill
West Malling
Kent ME19 4LZ