What is Street Trading?
Street trading means selling, exposing or offering for sale any article in a street. The term ‘street’ includes any road, footway or other area to which the public have access without payment in a street that forms part of the public highway and specifically excludes Porthcressa Bank, Holgates Green, Parsons Field and Parade Gardens, as well as certain other roads stated in the policy document.
Exemptions from the need to obtain a Street Trading Consent
Some types of trade are legally exempt from the need to obtain a street trading consent. These include:
- a person trading under the authority of a pedlars’ certificate granted under the Pedlars Act 1871
- trade carried out by roundsmen e.g. milkmen
- trade carried on at a petrol filling station
Street Trading Consents for which fees are not payable
The Council of the Isles of Scilly will not require the payment of fees for the following street trading activities:
- fetes, carnivals or similar community based and run events
- non-commercial or charitable events
- farmers markets (producer-managed marketplace for local producers to sell their own produce direct to local people)
- sales of articles by householders on land contiguous with their homes