Street Trading Policy Review and Consultation 2019

The local authority is responsible for ensuring that street trading in the borough is properly regulated. To ensure this, the council has adopted a Street Trading Policy which informs new and existing street traders on how the council regulates street trading in Knowsley, and sets out the manner in which applications for street trading consents will be dealt with.

The Policy must set out the principles which we propose to apply in exercising our licensing functions under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.

The council undertakes regular reviews of its licensing policies to ensure they remain up to date with changes in law, guidance and best practice. In this case, an extensive review of the council’s street trading policy has been undertaken and the council is now consulting on the revised policy. This document sets out the policy changes proposed.

The Street Trading Policy consultation

The consultation period begins Monday 29 July 2019 and you are invited to comment on the draft Policy document by Monday 28 October 2019. After reading the policy please respond to licensing@knowsley.gov.uk

Any comments you make should include your name, any organisation or persons you may be responding on behalf of and your address. It would also be helpful if you would give a brief description of any specific interest you have in street trading matters, if applicable (for example, you may be involved in some capacity with existing street trading or representing a group that may be affected by this policy).

Please be aware that all comments received, including names and addresses, will be made public via Council agendas and this website.

At the end of the consultation period any comments received will be considered by the Licensing Committee in November 2019 and the Policy will be amended as necessary before being approved by Licensing Committee.

The final Policy Statement will be published and will take effect on Wednesday 1 January 2020.

Designation of Prohibited Streets

The council is also reviewing the streets where street trading cannot take place. These are called prohibited streets.

In order to do this the Council is required under Schedule 4 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 to publish notices in a local newspaper of its intention to designate streets in the Borough as prohibited for the purposes of street trading. The council is doing this in line with the above legislation, but in addition, it will also publish a copy of the proposed resolution here along with supporting plans of the unnamed areas within Knowsley’s Town Centres which are also proposed to be prohibited streets.