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Street Trading Licensing

Last Modified August 02, 2022

Street trading is the selling, or offering for sale, any article in the street. This includes food, such as burgers, kebabs, doughnuts, other things such as household items and includes those trading from a mobile vehicle - such as Ice Cream vans etc.  Any trader selling food must be registered as a food business – further information can be found here; Food Registration 

Consultation - proposal to regulate all street trading activities in Hertsmere



 At Full Council on 20 July 2022 the Council resolved to give notice of its intention to designate all streets in the Borough of Hertsmere as consent streets for the purpose of street trading under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 at its meeting on 23 November 2022.  Please read this PUBLIC NOTICE.

 The effect of this designation would require any person wishing to engage in street trading within Hertsmere to obtain the consent from the Council.  A draft policy setting out how the Council proposes to regulate can be found by reading our Draft Street Trading Policy 2022.

 We are now consulting on this proposal. Responses can be made in writing to the Council's licensing team, preferably by email to: licensing.services@hertsmere.gov.uk or to the Council's civic offices. 

If you are a member of the public you are invited to complete this online questionnaire:  PUBLIC SURVEY 

If you are an existing street trader, or someone who wishes to trade please complete this survey: STREET TRADER SURVEY

 Any comments must be received by the Licensing team no later than 5pm on Friday 16th September 2022.  


Current rules relating to street traders



The Council does not regulate street trading on any streets but trading is prohibited on some streets:  list of prohibited streets.   It is an offence to trade on a prohibited street.

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