Consultation on draft Street Trading Policy

Closed 26 Jun 2013

Opened 3 Apr 2013

Feedback Updated 6 May 2014

We Asked

The consultation document was widely promoted, through a targeted approach of letters to the Police, all street trading licence holders, residents’ groups, councillors, faith groups and voluntary organisations. We asked whether you agreed or disagreed with our policy on street trading and asked you to give reasons for your answer.

You Said

Ten responses were received in response to the consultation. Three agreed with the policy and three disagreed. Two neither agreed nor disagreed and two were not sure. There were six comments received. Of those who had disagreed or neither disagreed nor agreed there is a sense that the majority wanted strong control over street trading. The policy and the current standard conditions address the majority of these concerns.

We Did

Full Council considered the responses and approved the policy on 16th July 2013. You can see the policy under the 'Related Documents' section above.


In January 2008 the London Borough of Barnet adopted the current regime in relation to street trading. The introduction of this regime has allowed the council to implement an effective control of the street scene and attach relevant conditions to licences to ensure good practice and control issues such as nuisance and crime and disorder. Where there is non compliance, licences can be revoked and appropriate enforcement action taken.

As part of this the council has now developed a draft street trading policy and we would like to hear your views.

Why We Are Consulting

It is important that we have your views so that we can ensure the policy meets the needs of all our communities.

What Happens Next

The consultation has now closed and we would like to thank those who took part in the survey.

You can see how we have acted on the results under the “We asked, you said, we did” section below.


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