Since 1 June 2010, mobile street traders are required to apply for a Street Trading Consent from Thurrock Council before they trade..
Street trading is the selling, exposing or offering for sale any article or living thing in a street.
In order to carry on the business of street trading within the borough of Thurrock Council, a person must first apply for and be granted a Street Trading Consent. It is an offence to trade without a consent. Traders without consent will be liable to prosecution
Thurrock Council cannot grant a pitch or a particular space from which to trade. It is the street trader's responsibility to obtain the necessary permissions or consents from the landowner before applying for a street trading Consent.
These guidelines have been developed to assist persons applying for Street Trading Consents in Thurrock. They have been agreed by Council and set out Thurrock Councilís standards for determining applications for, and enforcement of, street trading activities in the Thurrock area (please see how to access PDF files):
Local Authorities (LAs) have a legal discretion to regulate street trading in their administrative area.
The purpose of this policy is to control street trading across the borough of Thurrock by means of a Street Trading Consent Scheme, whereby specific streets will be prohibited from any street trading at any time and the remaining streets will become Consent Streets.
The full Street Trading Policy is available below (please see how to access PDF files):
Evening static vehicle operating more than 3 days per week.
Operating hours include any time between 5:00pm and 2:00am
|£2,600 p.a. + £100 if trading between 11:00pm and 2:00am|
Evening static vehicle operating hours 1-3 days per week.
Operating hours include any time between 5:00pm and 2:00am (e.g. seafood stalls)
|CLASS A||Daytime static vehicle 1-7 days per week. Operating hours between 7:00am and 5:00pm.||£1,545 p.a.|
|CLASS A||Daily rate for street trading||£100 per day|
|CLASS B||Mobile vehicle remaining on any one site for less than one hour in any 24 hour period||£1,000 p.a.|
|Replacement vehicle plate within current annual Consent||£10|
If you wish to discuss Street Trading, contact:
If you wish to discuss trading on council land, contact:
If you wish to discuss planning permission, contact:
If you wish to contact the Highways Agency: