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 our Borough maps for more information under 'business' 'Street trading'.

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

The fee for street trading is an annual fee of £930 plus £215 per day of the week - for example if you only wanted to operate on a Tuesday the fee would be £215 to operate on all Tuesdays over a 12-month period. If you wanted to operate on a Tuesday and Wednesday the fee would be £215 x 2 to allow you to operate on both days over a 12-month period.

If you wish to apply to trade in the location at The Broadway, New Haw, use the form below

Street trading 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 democratic.services@runnymede.gov.uk

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. 

Get in touch about street trading

The quickest way to contact us is by using our online forms which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need to speak to us give us a call and talk to our Customer Services team who will be happy to help. Alternatively, you can email the service direct.