Unlicensed street trader fined

Posted on: Wednesday 4 October 2023

A Cwmbran man has pleaded guilty to trading without a street trading consent.

Officers from the council’s Licensing Team carried out checks in February and July 2023, and found that Andrew David Pritchard of Clyffes, Greenmeadow, Cwmbran, was selling food and drinks from a unit without the required street trading consent.

Mr. Pritchard appeared at Cwmbran Magistrates Court on Thursday 28 September 2023, and was charged with three offences of engaging in street trading within Torfaen without being authorised to do so by way of a street trading consent.

A street trading consent is required to trade lawfully on any street within Torfaen, other than areas which have been designated as prohibited streets. 

Mr. Pritchard pleaded guilty to all three offences and was sentenced to a fine of £120 a victim surcharge of £48, and ordered to pay £100 towards the council’s costs. 

Councillor Mandy Owen, Executive Member for the Environment, said: “We want to make sure that all businesses are trading legally in Torfaen to protect our residents and consumers, as well as our legitimate traders.

“Making sure that businesses have the correct permissions to trade is important to ensure a level playing field for businesses and that goods offered for sale are compliant and do not pose a risk to public health.”

Find out how to apply for street trading consent.

Anyone with information about illegal street trading, can contact Torfaen’s Licensing Team on 01633 647286 or e-mail licensing@torfaen.gov.uk

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