What is Street Trading and when is consent needed in Stroud District
Information about what is street trading and what locations in Stroud District need street trading consent
What is Street Trading
Street trading is the selling or offering/exposing for sale any article including a living thing in the street.
A ‘street’ is a very wide definition and includes any road, footway, pavement, layby or grass verge as well as any land, including private land, to which the public have access without payment. The next section on Location explains how 'street' is defined in Stroud District
You do not need street trading consent if you are promoting a service or product in the street . For example you do not need street trading consent if you stand in the street and get sign ups for an energy provider, or if you are giving out flyers or free samples for a product.
If you are promoting a service or product and intend to put up a stand, gazebo or other structure on the highway you may need the permission of Gloucestershire Highways. You can contact them on email@example.com
Locations that need street trading consent
In Stroud District you will need to apply for street trading consent if you intend to trade on the following:
- Any public highway including laybys, streets, verges and pavements
- Any private land that the public can access without payment, this includes supermarket carparks.
In Stroud District you will not need street trading consent if intend to trade on the following:
- Any land owned and managed by County Council (except Highways), Stroud District Council or Town and Parish Councils. You will need the permission of the relevant Council.
- Any land owned and managed by a registered charity. You will need the permission of the charity.