Proposed street trading policy

Birmingham City Council is the Licensing Authority responsible for considering applications for a range of activities that require a street trading consent under Schedule 4 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 referred to in this policy as “the Act”.

Street trading can aid the local economy and contribute to the facilities offered to people who visit, live and work in Birmingham and it supports our priorities. We oversee street trading to ensure that the public are kept safe and that traders don’t cause a disturbance, obstruct walkways and lines of sight at road junctions or the ability of other businesses to trade.

The aim of this Street Trading Policy is to create a street trading environment which:

  • is sensitive to the needs of the public and businesses
  • provides quality consumer choice
  • contributes to the character and ambience of the local environment

whilst ensuring public safety, and preventing crime, disorder and nuisance.

We are seeking views on our proposed street trading policy, which regulates what trading happens on or near the street. This consultation is open from 16 December 2019 until 23 February 2020.

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