When you need a street trading licence
You must have a street trading licence to sell items from a trailer, stall or any other receptacle in a street.
We only allow trading from designated sites and do not issue licences for mobile trading.
Woolwich is a smoke-free borough, so no barbecues are allowed.
If you want to place tables, chairs and other amenities (heaters and planters, for example) on the public highway, you also need a forecourt trading licence. Public highway refers to any public road or other public way on land, for example, a road, pavement or walkway.
When you don't need a street trading licence
You don't need a street trading licence if you're:
- a market trader operating at any licensed market
- a news vendor selling only newspapers and magazines - this is subject to certain conditions, call 020 8921 5703 for more information
- an ice cream vendor - contact the environmental health department if you want to sell ice cream, email email@example.com or call 020 8921 8186.
You may not need a street trading licence if you're trading on private land seven metres from a public highway, but you will need permission from the landowner.
Please note - If you're a landowner and someone wants to trade on your private land, contact the Council's planning department as you may need planning permission - email firstname.lastname@example.org
How to get a street trading licence
Please note - You need to email all enquiries to email@example.com before submitting an application form.
Send the completed form to the address on the form together with the supporting documents listed on the form.
Please note - You need to use a different application form for street trading on Beresford Square Market.
Street trading fees
|Pitch||Fees per week||Fees per day|
|Greenwich, Woolwich, Eltham town centre and Charlton Athletic Football Club areas||£119.16||£23.88|
|Earlswood, Tyler and Columb Streets||£69.24||£18.20|
|All other designated sites||£70.19||£18.20|
You must have a licence for each trading assistant on the stall.
Please note - You need to use a different application for assistant street trading on Beresford Square Market.
Read more about street trading licence conditions in the Royal Borough of Greenwich's street trading policy.
What happens next
If your application is successful, you'll get a licence number and a card. You must display these clearly within your premises.
A temporary street trading licence lasts for six months and a permanent one for 12 months. You'll be sent a reminder when it's due for renewal.
Once you've got the licence
The council reserves the right to revoke street trading consent after the licence has been granted, if you don't comply with your licence conditions or the highways department requires access to the trading location, for example.
You'll get at least 10 days' notice in this case.