Food safety for business

Street Trading Consent

Hyndburn Borough Council operates a street trading consent scheme under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, for all street trading activities such as hot food vehicles and ice cream vans.

This page outlines the scheme and contains information that will be useful to you if you are considering becoming a street trader. Please read the street trading policy, available to download below, before applying.

Street trading without a valid consent anywhere in the borough renders the trader liable to prosecution.

Before a consent to trade in the borough will be issued, every person operating a mobile food vehicle or stall will be required to present their vehicle for a food hygiene and health and safety inspection.

It is also advisable when considering a regular site for your mobile that you liaise with the council and county council to ensure you will not be contravening highway legislation, and not trading from a prohibited street.

As part of your application, we will consult with a number of interested parties including highways, police, local traders and councillors.

Under the Highways Act 1980 section 148 (D), it is illegal to park a motorised vehicle or trailer on an adopted footway/grass verge.

Failure to comply with this act will result in the trader being removed immediately.

Additionally, you will need to ascertain who owns the piece of land and obtain the land owner’s permission.

Even though you have obtained a consent to trade from the council, the land owner can request that you remove your vehicle/trailer should he/she so wish.

The current fee to trade is £682.50 per annum (January – December) A six month consent can be purchased (July – December).

For further advice please contact us.

The Ice Cream Alliance also provide some additional guidance on the safe handling and service of ice cream.

Downloadable documents