Street Trading Consultation - Proposal to change Stroud District Council’s Resolution and revise the Street Trading Policy 2019
Date of consultation: Monday, November 4, 2019 - Friday, December 20, 2019
The Resolution is the Council’s designation as to which streets and land in Stroud District need street trading consent
Stroud District Council’s current Resolution designates all streets and land in the district, that the public have access to without payment, as consent streets. The current Resolution specifically states that this includes all County, District and Town and Parish Council owned land.
The proposal is to change the Resolution to designate all land as consent streets except land owned and managed by public authorities and registered charities. This will mean that:
- Trading on any streets or land owned and managed by County Council (except Highways), Stroud District Council or Town and Parish Councils will not need street trading consent.
- Trading on streets or land owned and managed by a registered charity will not need street trading consent.
- Trading on Highways land and private land that the public have access to without payment will continue to need street trading consent.
The reason for changing the resolution is due to legal advice that the current exemptions and waivers for markets and community and charitable events in the current policy are not permissible under the legislation and cannot continue. Removing the current exemptions would mean that all events that have stalls selling items, including village fetes and community markets would need street trading consent. Town and Parish Council’s have told us that this would be detrimental to the community. The proposed new resolution will mean that such events will continue to not need street trading consent.