We will control street trading across the Mendip district council area from Monday 5th December 2016. From that time if you wish to trade in our area you must have our consent to trade, unless you are covered by a statutory or local exemption (as laid out in our Street Trading Policy [778kb]).
To obtain the consent of the Council to trade you must submit the completed application form [273kb], pay the application fee [100kb] and satisfy all relevant requirements. There is also a Public Notice [180kb] to be displayed at the site. The application form includes guidance on the process for applicants and those persons that have an interest in an application. The policy and guidance tell applicants the minimum time period they must allow for us to process an application.
If you wish to trade in the area after 5th December 2016, please allow sufficient time for an application to be determined.
Where we receive an application from an existing trader in our area prior to 5pm on Friday 22nd December 2016, they will be permitted to continue to trade until we have determined their application. This is to assist all parties through the transitional process as we commence this new service.
Full Council approved the proposals for implementing Street Trading controls across the Mendip district area at its meeting on 26th September 2016. The Members voted in favour of the following:-
1. Approving the Street Trading Policy [778kb].
2. Approving the schedule of charges [100kb] for the service.
3. Confirming the Council's intention to designate all streets in the Mendip district area as consent streets under street trading control.
4. Rescinding any existing designations of streets.
A copy of the notice confirming the intentions of the Council was published in the Western Daily Press on Wednesday 28th September 2016 and is attached here [65kb].