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Street Trading Licence

What is Street Trading?

Street Trading is defined as the selling or offering for sale of any article in the street.

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

  • Poole Town Centre Partnership manage all Street Trading and Market Trading in the town centre. Details of pitches and how to apply for permission can be found at Poole Town Cenre Partnership.  

  • Culture and Community manage all Concessions and Street Trading that takes place in open spaces and parks in Poole. This includes responsibility for the beaches and promenades - see document Street Trading Locations which you can download.

  • Environmental and Consumer Protection 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 issued 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 a consent. To confirm the situation you are advised to contact us. The landowner may need planning permission and you are advised to contact the Council's Planning Office.

Contact us

Poole Town Centre Management
30 High Street Poole
BH15 1BP

Email info@pooletowncentre.com

01202 649433

Environmental & Consumer Protection
Unit 1 Newfields Business Park
2 Stinsford Road Poole
BH17 0NF 


01202 261700

Text Relay
18001 01202 261700

Upton Country Park
BH17 7BJ


01202 261306