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Views sought on street trading in Enfield

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18 August 2017

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Enfield residents are being asked to share their thoughts on street trading and how it can contribute to the vitality of the local economy.


- Residents asked to participate in Enfield’s street trading consultation
- Council seeks views on street trading outside shops
- Consultation will be open for submissions until 25 September
 
Enfield residents are being asked to share their thoughts on street trading and how it can contribute to the vitality of the local economy.
 
A public consultation will be launched on 21 August for five weeks, and Enfield Council will be seeking views on the extent to which street trading should be allowed and under what conditions.
 
Currently street trading covers tables and chairs on the pavement outside restaurants, cafes and pubs in certain streets, the sale of goods from seasonal and farmers markets, and the sale of goods from a small number of very long-standing stalls. The consultation seeks views on whether street trading on the pavement outside shops should also be allowed.
 
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Councillor Daniel Anderson, said: “The opportunity for more businesses to offer outside eating and drinking and to display their goods could attract more shoppers and visitors to Enfield and make for more vibrant town centres and communities. As part of our growth and sustainability priorities, we want to see a Borough that attracts inward investment and supports sustainable growth. We would love to get as many responses and views as possible to the consultation on what ultimately impacts the economic regeneration of Enfield.”
 
The consultation will seek views on:
- Whether shops should be allowed to display goods on pavements
- Suitable goods to display or whether to limit displays to fruit and vegetables, newspapers, flowers and hardware
- New licence fees to cover the cost of licensing and enforcement
- Proposals for a 30% initial discount on the fees to small businesses for the first year of a new licence
 
To take a look at the consultation, please go to: 

http://www.enfield.gov.uk/info/867/current_consultations/3993/street_trading_proposals_consultation


 
Responses can be submitted until 25 September 2017. When the public consultation closes, Enfield Council will consider your views and then decide whether to introduce licensing of shop front displays on the pavement.