Rushcliffe Borough Council is seeking views on refreshing its Street Trading Policy which outlines the approach to those wishing to sell goods on the street in the Borough.
The policy outlines the rules to food and souvenir licensing functions that currently only applies to those trading in and around The City Ground and Trent Bridge Cricket Ground and the major roads in Rushcliffe.
It is now the authority’s intention to widen the control to all parts of the Borough to further protect the environment, including reviewing businesses’ use of single use plastics when trading on the street and include a minimum rating for food hygiene regulations for food vendors.
More information on the policy is available at bit.ly/StreetTradingPolicy and all are invited to submit their views by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org until October 21.
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Environment and Safety Cllr Rob Inglis said: “Currently, only limited areas around the sports grounds as well as the A46 and A52 are controlled for street trading.
“We are therefore looking for stakeholders’ views on wider selling practices, which could be used when making decisions whether to grant or refuse street trading consent.
“The policy will also provide guidance to new applicants and existing license holders whilst promoting our priorities, protecting the environment and food checks.
“The safety and protection of our residents and members of the public is our main priority and the draft policy is sensitive to the needs of residents, provides diversity and consumer choice in the Borough.”
The views received will be considered and the policy submitted to the Licensing Committee on November 13.