Street Trading

This section of the site contains information relating to consent to offer any goods (this includes food) for sale to the public from a fixed location e.g. a stall or vehicle, and includes car boot sales, markets and placing cars for sale on the side of the road.

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Street Trading Controls in Torfaen

On the 30th June 2009 the council agreed to amend the control of street trading in the borough of Torfaen to designate all streets as consent streets, except for those designated as prohibited streets. This resolution came into force on the 10th August 2009.

This means that you cannot offer any goods for sale on a prohibited street under any circumstances. Before you can offer any goods for sale on any other street you must obtain consent, failure to do so may result in a criminal prosecution. Consents can be obtained from the Torfaen Licensing Section.

To assist in understanding the street trading provisions please see the approved Street Trading Operating Policy.

For further information and advice please contact the Licensing Team on 01633 647284/647286.

Definitions specified by the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982

Street Trading: means the selling or exposing or offering for sale of any article (including a living thing) in a street.

Street: is defined as "Any road, footway, beach or other area to which the public have access without payment, and service areas as defined under Section 329 of the Highways Act 1980".

Prohibited Street: where trading is totally prohibited.

Consent Street: where consent is required before trading is permitted.

Office Opening Hours

The opening hours for personal callers to the office at New Inn for the licensing team are Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 12:00 midday. Where this causes difficulties, in exceptional circumstances, an appointment can be made to visit outside of these hours. Please contact the office to arrange this. We are available on the telephone (01633 647284) between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm.

Last Modified: 05/12/2018
For more information contact:

Licensing Team

Tel: 01633 647284


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