For any enquiries regarding street trading or activity outside of Loughborough town centre, please contact Leicestershire County Council on 0116 305 0001. 

Any street trading or activity in Loughborough town centre requires a street trading consent. 

This means that any person or company who wishes to sell items from a trailer or stall in a town centre street, must apply for consent from the Council.

There are two types of consent:

  1. Street Trading Consent  - for the selling of goods on an annual basis
  2. Town Centre Activity Consent - for the selling or promotion on a daily/weekly basis

No street trading or Town centre activity may take place until permission has been granted.

Street trading consent

This is for the sale of goods and services which have the following categories:

  • Food (annual) - £1,600
  • Food (daily) - £40
  • Non-food (annual) - £1,100
  • Non-food (daily) - £37

There is a small supplementary service charge for electric of £1.90 for one appliance and £5.70 for multiple appliances per day.

Town centre activity consent

This is for promotion of services that are not for sale e.g. for information only.

  • Commercial activity (daily) - £71
  • Charity booking (daily from third party booking agent) - £71
  • Charity booking (daily directly from the charity) - £37

There is a small supplementary service charge for electric of £1.90 for one appliance and £5.70 for multiple appliances per day.

Pavement licences

A licence is needed to put tables and chairs on the street outside business premises, to create a street cafe or to use street or pavement space for displays. 

Leicestershire County Council would normally issue these licences, however due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic new legislation has been introduced that allows the Council to issue these instead up to 30/09/2021. For more information please visit the Pavement Licence webpage.     

Other people we may consult with

Following the receipt of a valid application for street trading consent, we may consult with various people, including:

  • Police
  • Leicestershire County Council Highways
  • Street Management
  • Licensing

Click on the link below if you wish to apply to become a street trader.

Apply here to become a street trader 

Trading on Loughborough markets

If you wish to trade on Loughborough markets, please visit our Trading on Loughborough's markets web page.

Last updated: Tue 20th April, 2021 @ 11:04