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Street Trading Licence

What street trading is

Street trading is define as the selling or offering for sale of any article in the street.

Permissions is required from Borough of Poole and responsibility for this is divided between Poole Town Centre Partnership, Culture and Community Learning and Environmental Services.

Poole Town Centre Partnership manage all street trading and market trading in the town centre. Find details of pitches and how to apply for permission.

Culture and Community Learning manage all concessions and street trading that takes place in open spaces and parks in Poole. This includes responsibility for the beaches and promenades. Find out more information about streets you can trade on.

Environmental Services have responsibility for all other locations in Poole. Currently there are no available pitches identified as being suitable for street trading in these locations.

You do not need street trading consent if you are:

  • trading as a pedlar under licence issues by a police authority
  • a market trader operating at a licensed market venue
  • a news vendor selling only newspapers and periodicals

If you are trading on private land you may not need consent. To confirm the situation you are advised to contact us. The landowner may need planning permission and you are advised to contact the councils planning office.