Street Trading Consent

Street Trading is defined as the selling or offering for sale of any article in the street. This includes food such as burgers, kebabs, doughnuts etc. or other things - such as mechandise.  Street Trading consent is required for selling articles at events, and can only be applied for by the organisers of such events. 

The Council adopted the provisions of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982. Under this legislation the Council designated "Consent Streets" where the consent of the Council is required for any form of street trading in those streets. Trading from shop units is not affected.

  • The consent streets are:


    • Middle Brook Street between High Street to North Walls
    • High Street between Westgate and City Bridge (including "The Broadway")
    • Market Street
    • Market Lane
    • Paternoster Row
    • The Square
    • Simonds Street
    • St Swithuns Street between Simonds Street and Kingsgate Street
    • College Street
    • Great Minster Street
    • St Thomas Street
    • St Clements Street
    • Parchment Street for a distance of 137 metres (150 yards) from High Street
    • All other roads joining High Street for a distance of 46 metres (50 yards) from High Street
    • Friarsgate from junction with High Street to its junction with Upper Brook Street
    • Upper Brook Street from its junction with High Street to its junction with North Walls
    • St Georges Street from its junction with Middle Brook Street to its junction with Jewry Street
    • Tanner Street and Silver Hill
    • Jewry Street


    • East Street
    • West Street
    • Ladywell Lane
    • The Dean
    • Station Road
    • Station Car Park
    • Station Approach
    • Jacklyns Lane (between West Street and the Railway Arch)
    • Pound Hill
    • Winchester Road
    • Mill Hill
    • The Soke
  • Applying for a Street Trading Consent

    To apply for a street trading consent, please complete the online application form. You will need a credit/debit card to make payment of the application fee. The fee for street trading consent is £40 per day, or £103 for one year. 

    Please note that it is Winchester City Council's policy that an application for street trading consent will not normally be granted unless it is for a special event, e.g. the Hat Fair or other charitable events. This will be at the discretion of the Licensing Manager.

    If you would like to hire a market stall in Winchester City Centre, please contact the Market Manager on 07971 646 483.

    Please send the application to:

    Licensing Department
    Winchester City Council
    Colebrook Street
    SO23 9LJ