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Council confirms changes to Street Trading in Cornwall
I can now confirm the Council has passed the following resolutions relating to Street Trading in Cornwall, which will take effect from 1 JULY 2016:-
1. All streets, as defined in Schedule 4 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, shall be designated Consent Streets;
2. All existing street trading designations and those still in place from the former District and Borough Councils in Cornwall shall be rescinded.
These resolutions will make it an offence to sell or offer for sale any article (including a living thing) in a street without first obtaining consent from Cornwall Council’s Licensing Authority.
There are legal exemptions from the requirement to obtain consent from the Licensing Authority to carry out street trading. The exemptions include authorised pedlars; markets and fairs permitted by charter or legislation; news vendors; sales from petrol filling stations; sales from a shop or street outside a shop when used as part of the business of the shop, Roundsmen and charity collections authorised by the Council.
In addition to the legal exemptions, Cornwall Council has specified in its Policy that the following activities will be exempt from the requirement to apply for a Street Trading Consent from 1 July 2016:-
• Fetes, carnivals or similar community-based, organised and operated events.
• Car boot sales on private property.
• Goods from working farms sold within the curtilage of the farm where they were produced.
• Sales of articles by residential occupiers within the curtilage of their properties or land contiguous with it, for example honesty boxes.
• Approved markets/events (e.g. approved by Cornwall Council, Town or Parish Council).
• Buskers who sell recordings of their own musical performances, which is ancillary to providing street entertainment.
• Trading on beaches (subject to permission from beach owner).
• Trading on Public Open Spaces, Car Parks and Harbours owned by Cornwall Council (subject to permission from Cornwall Council).
• Private land (subject to permission from land owner) which is more than 5 metres from the public highway.
The above Policy exemptions do not apply if any trading takes place which causes concern, e.g. in relation to public safety or any other matter, in which case further consideration by the Licensing Act Committee or the Street Trading Sub-Committee may take place in order to make the final decision whether the exemption applies.
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