Door to door selling and similar activities come under this category. They normally require a licence issued by the Police.
If the trading to be carried out is from a stall, or similar, used for fund-raising for a charitable or other like purpose then it is deemed to be non commercial and licences are not required for such trading. However the following procedure must be followed:
- Contact Customer Service Team who will require the following details:
- Full name of organiser (individual)
- Daytime telephone number
- Name of charity/organisation to benefit
- Venue of street trading
- Time of trading
- Type of items to be sold
- Seek permission from landowner
- Obtain Public Liability insurance cover
All other types of trading from a stall, van or similar is Commercial Street Trading. Under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, the North Norfolk District Council has designated certain streets in the towns mentioned below as either Consent Streets or Prohibited Streets.
- Consent Streets: Street Trading is not allowed in these streets unless a letter of Consent has been obtained from the District Council. Consents may be granted for any period from one day up to a year.
- Prohibited Streets: Street Trading is completely forbidden in these streets.
- Other Streets: In Streets without any special designation street trading may occur without special permission
Street include all forecourts, roads, footways, or other areas for a distance of 15 metres from the highway.
- It is an offence to trade in a Prohibited Street.
- It is an offence to trade in a Consent Street without the consent of the North Norfolk District Council.
- There are also other offences relating to contravention of various conditions of Street Trading Consents (see below).
- A person found guilty of an offence is liable on conviction to a fine.
Applications must be submitted at least 35 days before the proposed trading date or dates.
Applicants themselves should look around for what they consider to be a suitable site. The site must be in a position that will not cause obstruction to pedestrians. If such a site is found, a completed application form must be returned, together with a plan showing the exact place the applicant wishes to trade from and a photograph of the stall, van or other container. Applicants must determine and specify the ownership of any piece of land proposed as a site (i.e. Council or Private). In the case of private land, a letter signed by the owners stating they have no objection to their property being used for the purpose concerned must accompany the application and plan.
The Council is under no duty to grant a Street Trading Consent and need not specify grounds for refusal. There is no right of appeal against the refusal to grant consent. The application form will be sent to the Police for vetting purposes.
Before any Street Trading Consent which involves the preparation and sale of food is granted, the vehicle, stall or other container must be inspected and approved by the District Council’s Commercial Team. Registration as a food business will also be required. Any potential food traders should contact the Commercial Team on 01263 516008 at an early stage for technical advice and information.
The Council requires all persons who trade in designated streets (Consent Streets) with the Council’s consent to be in possession of Public Liability Insurance cover. The amount of cover may vary depending upon the nature of the trading proposed, and applicants are advised to contact the Licensing Team prior to application to obtain details of the cover required. Details of this insurance will be required upon application for a Street Trading Consent.
The Council will only issue Trading Consents to individuals; any Company must therefore apply through a named individual.
No motorised stalls or vehicles will be permitted in pedestrianised streets.
|Bond Street||Louden Road|
|Church Street||Meadow Road|
|The Gangway||Mount Street|
|Garden Street||Prince of Wales Road|
|Hamilton Road||Runton Road|
|High Street (between Runton Road and Hamilton Road)||Tucker Street|
|Albert Street||Mill Street|
|Albert Street Car Park||New Street|
|Bull Street||Peacock Lane|
|Cross Street||Plain Park|
|Fish Hill||Shire Hall|
|High Street||Station Road|
|Letheringsett Hill Car Park||Station Road Car Park|
|Market Place||White Lion Street|
|A1151 (from River Bridge to Horning Road)||Tunstead Road (between Station Road and Horning Road)|
|Church Road||Station Road|
|Church Street||New Road (between Yarmouth Road and public car park)|
|Kings Arms Street||Yarmouth Road (between New Road and Memorial Park)|
|Market Place||Market Street|
|Church Street||Station Approach|
|High Street||Station Road|
|Baker Street||Lower Staithe Road|
|Bank Street||Market Row|
|Dunkerley Court||Recreation Road (including Recreation Car Park)|
|High Street||Upper Staithe Road (excluding Sale Ground)|
|Ingham Road (between its junction with High Street and Brumstead Road)||Weavers Close|
|Lawns Loke||York Road|
|Newlands Car Park||The Grebe PH Car Park|
|The Close Café Car Park||The Maids Head PH Car Park|
|The Co-operative – rear Car Park||The Swan PH Car Park|
|Along the north side of the B1159 COAST ROAD at Walcott, from a point commencing at the end of the no waiting restriction (as defined by the commencement of double yellow lines) adjacent to the property known as ‘Shifting Sands’, for a distance of approximately 355 metres in an easterly direction to the commencement of the no waiting restriction (as defined by the commencement of double yellow lines) opposite Walcott Post Office Stores.|