Street Trading

Street trading is the selling, or offering for sale, of any article from a mobile van or stall from a fixed location in a street.

A street trader can sell any article; including hot and cold food such as burgers, kebabs, or doughnuts and soft (non alcoholic) drinks.

In Runnymede, street trading is only allowed in one location, in one publicly maintainable street or public highway in the borough, which is in The Broadway, New Haw.

Location description: At the eastern service road adjacent to the street, from the northern boundary of the Black Prince Public House for a distance of 15 metres in a northerly direction.  See Icon for pdf The Broadway Street Trading Location [315.22KB] for more information.

There is an application process and you will only be allowed to trade if you apply to us and if we give you permission having considered your application.

Street trading is not allowed (i.e. is prohibited) on any other publicly maintainable street or public highway in the borough.  This includes St Peter's Way, Chertsey, which we often receive enquiries about.

To apply to trade

If you wish to apply to trade in the location at The Broadway, New Haw, you can download an application form.  Please complete and return it either by post to the address at the end of the application form or by e-mail.

If you wish to trade on privately owned land in Runnymede you are not prohibited from trading there but there are still some requirements.  Please contact

You do not need a licence to hand out promotional leaflets for a business.  However, you must not obstruct the flow of pedestrians and or traffic.  If you are going to stand outside a shop it is advisable to ask the shop manager first.

'We are asking all people engaged in promotional related events that have not already done so to cease activities to comply with PHE guidance on social distancing and avoiding going out except for essential reasons.'

For further guidance, please check the regular updates provided by Central Government.