How to apply for a street trading licence

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Chapel Market Stallholders’ Association                                                                                      Protection
c/o Mr. B Redrupp
16a Barnsbury Road
London N1 0HD                             If you would like this document in
Membership of the association normally    large print or Braille, audiotape or
includes insurance cover.                 in another language, please
National Market Traders’ Federation       contact 020 7527 3830.
Hampton House, Hawshawe Lane              Bengali
Hoyland, Barnsley, Yorkshire
T 01226 749 0211
National Market Traders’ Federation
                                          Chinese (Traditional)
381–383 City Road, London EC1
T 020 7837 7040
Combined Market Traders’ Insurance
Association                               Somali
9 St Edmunds Road, Gants Hill, Ilford
Essex IG1 3QL
T 020 8554 5273
Wendy Fair Markets (Traders Insurance)    Turkish
St Martins House, 17a High Street
Ruislip, Middlesex HA4 7AU
T 01895 632221
Hiller Brothers (Stall Hire)
                                          Street Trading Service
64 Squirries Street                       Public Protection Division
London E2 6AJ                             159 Upper Street
T 020 7739 7468                           London N1 1RE                                            How to apply for a
                                          T 020 7527 3830
Bakers (Stall Hire)
1a–2a Hewison Street, Bow,
                                          F 020 7527 3165                                          street trading licence
London E3 2HZ                             W
T 020 8981 1894
                                              Printed on 80% recycled paper using vegetable
                                              based inks. Published May 2007.
                                                                                                          After six months, if you have traded satisfactorily
Islington’s street markets                           How to apply for a street                            and all your payments have been up to date, a
There are three main markets in Islington as         trading licence                                      full licence will be given to you. You will then be
well as several other pitch locations scattered      If you are thinking of becoming a street trader      issued with a new licence that will entitle you to
over the borough.                                    in Islington please contact the Street Trading       trade for a maximum of three years. You will be
                                                     Service using the contact details overleaf. If       asked to make all payments of fees by standing
Chapel Market                                        you are visiting our offices, it is a good idea to   order through a bank or building society.
This market lies between Liverpool Road and          telephone first, to ensure someone is available
Penton Street and includes the three adjacent        to assist you.                                       Registering as a casual trader
streets of Godson Street (Sunday trading             There are two types of street trading licences       Any street trader wishing to sell on a casual basis
only), White Conduit Street and Baron Street.        available: full and casual. Full licences are paid   within the borough must register with the Street
The market is open from Tuesday to Saturday          weekly and allow you to the use a particular         Trading Service.
from 9am–6pm and on Sundays from                     pitch throughout the week. Casual licences are
8.30am–4pm. This is a general market selling                                                              Instead of a full licence, you will be issued with
                                                     paid for daily, with street trading vouchers,
all types of commodities. The busiest days for                                                            a stall card. Registered traders can then apply
                                                     which must be purchased in advance in batches
street trading are Fridays and Saturdays.                                                                 for daily trading vouchers. A voucher must be
                                                     of five. The choice of licence will depend on
                                                                                                          handed to the market inspector on each day of
Whitecross Street                                    where and/or when you want to trade.
This market lies between Old Street and              Full licences                                        Vouchers must be bought in advance, and are
Fortune Street. The trading days are Monday          Procedures for obtaining a full licence are as       sold in batches of five only. If you do not have a
to Saturday, 10am–3pm. This market                   follows:                                             voucher, you will not be allowed to trade.
has recently undergone major streetscape
                                                     Complete an application form including:              Registered casual traders are not entitled to
improvements with over £1million invested. A
                                                                                                          the use of a specific pitch. Instead, the market
new trading strip for market traders has been        ü photographs: at the time of application you        inspectors will allocate any vacant pitches that
created including individual electricity supplies.     must provide three full-face passport size         are available. As pitch sizes vary, you should make
All types of commodities are currently sold            photographs of yourself. These must have           sure your stall is no larger than the smallest pitch
within the market. A food market also runs on          been taken within the last 12 months, and          size (8’x 3’). There is no casual trading at any of
the first Friday and Saturday of each month.           must be signed on the reverse                      our scattered pitches or within the Arsenal area.
                                                     ü necessary documents: before any licence
Exmouth Market                                                                                            Prices (subject to review)
                                                       can be issued you will be asked to provide
This market lies between Rosebery Avenue               the following documents:
and Farringdon Road and is open Monday to              ü proof of public liability insurance: see the     Full licence:
Saturday between the hours of 9am–6pm. All                list of useful contacts provided on the
types of commodities are currently sold within            back of this leaflet.                           ü weekly charges vary between £26 and £77,
the market.                                            ü proof of identity (passport / driving               depending on pitch size and location
Other pitches (scattered sites), Camden                ü proof of address (bank statement or              Daily vouchers (registered traders only):
Passage, Torrens Street and Arsenal area                  electricity/gas/rates etc bill)                 ü Exmouth Market - £6.00 per day
In addition to the three main markets, there         ü administration fee of £30
are scattered pitches spread throughout the          A temporary licence will then be given to you        ü Whitecross Street Market - £11 per day
borough selling many types of commodities.           along with a stallcard. For the first six months     ü Camden Passage - £17 per day
Please contact the office to find out if we have     that you hold the licence you will be on a
any vacancies.                                       probationary period.                                 ü Chapel Market - £8 per day Tues to Thurs,
                                                                                                             £13.50 Fri and Sun, £27 Sat

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