People still have time to submit their views on the proposed changes to Swale Borough Council’s Street Trading Policy

Written by on June 22, 2020

The policy outlines how the council licenses street trading around the borough, including whether to approve or refuse new street trading applications and how to manage existing licence holders.

The proposed changes include a requirement for all stall holders to provide a current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate, the correction of the current seven-metre exemption rule, route details for ice cream and food vans, and the need for all stall holders at individual events to hold their own licence.

Cllr Richard Palmer, cabinet member for community at the council, said:

“Consumer protection is at the heart of the street trading policy. We want to make sure customers are safe and can shop with peace of mind.

“We want people to have their say on how they want their street traders and markets managed, and due to lockdown restrictions, local groups haven’t had the ability to meet and discuss the changes, so we extended the consultation by an additional 10 days.

“The consultation period is open until 30 June and we encourage people to submit their views to us.”

To view the draft policy visit www.swale.gov.uk/draft-street-trading-policy.

To comment on the policy email licensing@swale.gov.uk or write to Swale Borough Council, Licensing Department, Swale House, East Street, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 3HT.


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