Trafford Street Trading Policy 2023

Closed 4 Aug 2023

Opened 6 Jul 2023


Street Trading is governed by the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 Schedule 4.

A local authority can charge a fee for a street trading consent to allow the sale of any article in a consented street.  Trafford Council, in addition to street trading consents, also issue licensed pitch consents.

There is currently no policy in place for street trading in Trafford; however, we do provide guidance notes to assist applicants and conditions which are attached to the consent.

We have drafted a policy to clarify the position in relation to street trading consents which outlines that a street trading consent is required for the sale of articles from public and private land to which the public have access without payment.  It also sets out the fees, conditions and prohibited streets relating to street trading within Trafford Council.

Why your views matter

We are now consulting on this policy and the changes being made and would really like to hear your views.

The policy sets out our approcah to street trading in Trafford. It gives clear guidance to consent holders, applicants and the public on our procedures, policies and expectations.

If you would like to comment on the policy please do so in writing to: Miss J Boyle, Licensing Team Leader, Trafford Council, Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford, M32 0TH or by email to: by 5.00 pm on the 4th August 2022.

What happens next

Your views will be used to develop our policy which is due to become effective from the 1st December 2023.