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Street trading

Street trading in Rushcliffe is only allowed on certain streets.

Street trading in Rushcliffe is only allowed on certain streets surrounding the Nottingham Forest Football Club stadium on football match days only. There are no street trading areas surrounding the Trent Bridge Cricket Ground. Trading on other streets is prohibited under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions Act) 1982. If you suspect someone of breaking this law, please use our online form to report illegal street trading.

Street trading in Rushcliffe is controlled on certain streets around the Nottingham Forest Football Ground and the Trent Bridge Cricket Ground in West Bridgford where there are consent and prohibited streets.

In other areas of the Borough street trading will be subject to other regimes such as planning, highways or the landowner.

Applications for a street trading consent on the consent streets should be made in July of each year. There are a limited number of pitches available and only on match days when Nottingham Forest are at home. There are no consent areas when matches take place at the Trent Bridge Cricket Ground. The current fees are £524 for food sellers and £170 for souvenir sellers.

Am I eligible? 

The applicant must provide full details of themselves and their business and provide two passport photographs to accompany the application. They must be over the age of 17 years.

Regulation summary

Please see legislation on street trading..

How will my application be evaluated?

Applications for registration should be sent to authority together with the fee.

Applications for registration must comply with any requirements set by The Council. Consent will only be granted for the pitches allocated.

Licences will be refused if any of the following grounds exist:

  • There isn’t enough space on the street you wish to trade in without causing interference or inconvenience to street users
  • You wish to trade for more days than the consent allows
  • You are unsuitable to hold a licence due to any previous convictions or other reasons
  • You have previously failed to pay fees due under another street trading consent.

Apply online 

The online application system will be available soon.

Application form 

What happens next?

The Council will evaluate the application and make a decision based on the number of pitches available.

What if my application is refused?

If the local authority intends to refuse the application or grant it on different terms than those applied for or vary conditions or revoke the consent a notice will be served. The notice will detail the grounds and give you the opportunity to make written representations.

Consumer complaints 

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first point of contact should be made with the service provider (The Council). If this has not worked and you are located in the UK then contact Consumer Direct or if outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.


There are no public registers for this licence.

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