Street Trading

Introduction

Under Schedule 4 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, Tendring District Council has resolved to control Street Trading within its boundaries.

As such Tendring District Council designated The Quay and Barrack Lane, Harwich and The Walls, Mistley as Consent Streets i.e. Consent is required prior to trading taking place.

No trading is permitted elsewhere within the District.  If you are unsure whether you are able to trade in a particular area you should check with the Licensing Office who will be able to confirm this for you. 

Please be aware that from 12 December 2016 the Licensing Office is only open for personal callers Tuesdays & Wednesdays between 10am and 12 midday and Friday between 1pm & 4pm. Outside of these times an appointment will need to be made with a member of the Licensing Team on licensingsection@tendringdc.gov.uk

For sites situated at The Quay and Barrack Lane, Harwich and The Walls, Mistley

Before you are able to start trading at any of the above sites you are required to check with the Licensing Office at Tendring District Council that the site you are interested in is available.

If the site is free you will need to complete a Street Trading Consent Form and return with the fee of £530.00 together with 2 passport sized photographs of all persons who will be working at the designated pitch and return this to The Licensing Office, Council Offices, Thorpe Road, Weeley. Essex CO16 9AJ.

You will also need to apply to the Environmental Services team at Tendring District Council to register the vehicle to sell food/drink and to obtain a Health and Hygiene Permit.  This will need to be done 28 days before the date you wish to commence trading.

If you wish to apply for a Street Trading Permit you can download the relevant information and forms by clicking on the links below.

Street Trading Form

Prohibited Streets List - Tendring District

Apply Online - It is advised that you contact the Licensing Section first to ensure that a pitch is available to apply for.

Site situated at Dovercourt Market

Before you are able to start trading at this Market you are required to check with the Harwich and Dovercourt Partnership (Tel: 07904 307346) that a site is available.

If the site is free you will need to complete a Street Trading Application Form and send this with the fee of £75 (made payable to Tendring District Council) to the Harwich and Dovercourt Partnership for approval.  This form, together with the fee will then be forwarded to the Licensing Section for processing.

Dovercourt Market Form

Applications are usually dealt with within 2 weeks of receipt of a full application.  In very exceptional circumstances the deadline may be required to be extended, you will be notified of the new deadline and the reason for extending it.

Immigration, Asylum & Nationality Act 2006

To comply with the Immigration, Asylum & Nationality Act 2006 this Council is required to check your eligibility to live and work in the UK.  You will be required to confirm that you are able to live and work in the UK and that on request, you will be able to provide evidence of this.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted.

Last updated on: 09/01/2017 - 11:31