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If you want to trade on the street in the city centre you may need consent from us.
A number of suitable trading sites in the city centre have been assigned:
You should contact us to find out if any of these sites have been taken by other traders.
We operate platinum, gold, silver or bronze trading zones in the city centre.
There is no constraint on the type of goods sold, however, we would like to encourage more traditional goods.
Motorised vehicles or stalls are not permitted as part of the city centre scheme and we encourage barrows or handcarts to be used.
All barrows or handcarts must be capable of being moved on and off site by hand and any vehicles used to bring them to the site must be parked, loaded and unloaded off site.
You should not purchase any trading unit prior to an application being approved.
Applicants must be at least 17 years old.
You need to make sure that any assistants you have working on your pitch are wearing badges issued by us. If they do not have badges they will not be allowed to trade.
The fees for all of the approved sites that are part of the city centre scheme are currently set at £498.50 per quarter (or £1,994 per annum) to trade 7 days a week between 7am and 7pm.
You will need to pay a £100 fee before applying. This covers the costs of processing your application (if your consent is granted this will be deducted from the £1,994).
You need to follow our street stall trading criteria in order for us to grant you consent.
This scheme is part of our campaign to make Sheffield city centre a more attractive and vibrant place. You will need to follow this criteria for us to grant your consent.
Your stall needs to meet these criteria:
Food traders must ensure that any stall design satisfies the requirement of food safely legislation. Staff must be adequately trained in good hygiene (Basic Food Hygiene Certificate and regular on going training) and records of training must be made available on request. Food traders must have a minimum food hygiene rating score of 3.
You will need to send us:
The following documents must be forwarded to us before we grant a consent:
Once we receive your application, we will consult with relevant parties for 28 days. We may place public notices around your proposed site for the public to make any comments.
All applications for street trading in the city centre will be referred to our licensing committee for their consideration. You and any objectors will be notified of the meeting and will be invited to attend.
They will evaluate whether your trading unit proposal fits in with the city centre qualitative criteria. If your proposal does not meet this criteria, it is unlikely a site will be offered.
You must provide as much information as possible about your proposal, including photographs of the proposed barrow or cart, designs, lettering, colours, uniforms etc as part of your initial application and presentation to the committee.
If you are granted a consent you will be asked to sign and return the consent conditions confirming you have understood and will comply with them along with any other documentation and the remaining fee. You will then be issued with a consent and a certificate along with a copy of the conditions.
It is in the public interest that we process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within 28 days you should contact us.
If you want a static street trading consent for a short period of time you can apply for a short term consent for either a day, week, or month. You can apply for this using the standard application form and indicating that you are applying for short term consent.
When you apply, you must ensure that you submit all appropriate documentation and pay the relevant fee. You should include your payment reference number on your application form.
Before you apply you should pay the application fee online and include your payment reference number with your application.
You can then download and complete the application form and privacy statement and send it and any relevant documents to:
Block C, Staniforth Road Depot
You can apply online but we would recommend applying by post instead. If you apply online you may be asked to provide further information or documentation before we can start processing your application which may delay it.
You can replace your consent certificate if it has been lost. This costs £22 and you should pay online then write to us asking for a replacement certificate and include your payment reference number.
There is no appeal procedure against the refusal or revocation of any consent. You can apply for judicial review of our decision.
Members of the public who are experiencing problems with traders should contact us for advice.