All applications will be considered individually, in accordance with the following criteria:
- no application will be considered if the area stated is in a residential location where trading would not normally take place
- a consent will not be given for a location where it is not safe for customers to stand e.g. on the highway
- a consent will not be granted if it is in direct competition with other local traders e.g. shops/cafes etc. providing similar services
- we will determine times that trading will take place depending on the location
- risk assessments will be carried out in accordance with guidance from Lincolnshire County Council Highways
- officers will determine the type of goods and units that may be used according to the area requested. For example, anybody wishing to trade in a conservation area does so only from traditional style barrows/vehicles, selling traditional ware, crafts, foods, etc.
Q How do I start up a mobile food business?
A Choose a location in the district where you would wish to trade and contact the licensing team for advice on the suitability.
Q Do I need consent to trade on private land?
A Yes, street trading consent is required to trade on private property (e.g. industrial estate factory car parks, retail parks etc.) and you will also need landowner permission.
Q Will anyone from the council visit me?
A Yes, traders are subject to spot checks from Licensing Officers and inspections from Environmental Health staff members.
Q Do I need to be a certain age to be granted a consent?
A Yes, 17 years or over.
Q How much does it cost?
A Current fee information can be found using the following link: Fees and Charges - Local Licences
Q What happens if I do not pay my fees?
A Reminders to pay are issued a month in advance but consents can be revoked for continued non-payment.
Q If I do not comply with hygiene rules, will this affect my consent?
A Yes. You may be prosecuted under the food hygiene legislation and consent to trade may be refused or revoked.