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Display on Footway Licences
- Display goods on the footway
- Placing tables and chairs on the footway
- Apply for a license
- Fees and Charges
- Contact us
Traders wishing to display goods on the footway outside their premises must apply for a licence from the council.
- There are certain roads or parts of roads where Licences are not granted.
- The goods you display on the footway must be of the same goods as those predominantly sold within the shop.
- You must provide a suitably constructed trolley, stand or stall that can be easily removable in the event of any emergency, for the maintenance of the footpath and always at the end of every days trading.
Other conditions apply. For more details, please see the guidance notes at the bottom of this page or contact us.
Shopkeepers with private forecourts
Some shopkeepers have private forecourts where they may trade without a licence because they already pay the business rate for the site. Where forecourts are very narrow the council may entertain a small licensed display on the footway.
If you are not sure whether you need a licence to display goods outside your premises, please contact us.
The council can grant annual and temporary licences (valid up to six months) to place tables and chairs on the footway outside catering establishments.
In some parts of the borough, the council may have a policy of not granting a licence: there are various reasons for not granting a licence.
For more details, please see the guidance notes at the bottom of this page or contact us.
The application must be made by an individual and not a partnership or company. That individual should be in attendance at the premises. Every completed application form must be accompanied by two identical passport-type photographs of the applicant taken within the preceding twelve months, both signed by that applicant on the reverse sides, and an application fee is payable at this stage.
You can download an application form from the attached files section below. Once we receive your completed application form, a council officer will visit your premises.
Details of our Fees and Charges can be viewed on our Street Trading Fees and Charges page.
The Licensing Team
Please send your completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact you to take payment via debit or credit card over the phone.
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