Street trading

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If you want to sell, expose or offer for sale any article (including a living thing) within a ‘consent area’ then you must hold a Street Trading Consent issued to you by this authority.

Lewes district consent areas include certain roads and precincts within Lewes, Newhaven, Falmer, A26 and A27.  Maps indicating which areas require street trading (marked in blue on each map) can be downloaded below.

Before making an application please read the following documents, which you can download below:

  • street trading policy
  • application guidance, and 
  • the appendices and conditions.

Once you have completed the application forms, email them to:

Please note street trading applications for Seaford are dealt with by Seaford Town Council website

Street trading fees in Lewes district - 2017 to 2018

Individual Traders

  • Application fee: £25
  • Daily stall fee: £10
  • Weekly stall fee: £75
  • Monthly stall fee: £150
  • Three monthly stall fee: £275
  • Six monthly stall fee: £475
  • Annual stall fee: £600

Market Operators

  • Annual fee: £430

Public register of licences

You can view a list of all licences that we have granted here:

If you wish to make a complaint about a licensing decision you can do so here: 

Eastbourne Borough Council regulates street trading in the borough. Before starting a street trading application, please download and read the policy and guidance below. An application usually takes around six weeks to process.

Street trading fees in Eastbourne – 2017 to 2018 

The fees for street trading consent are:

  • Daily rate: £30
  • Weekly rate: £175 inside the Town Centre Zone
  • Annual rate: £405 for traders outside of the Town Centre Zone

To pay cheques should be made payable to Eastbourne Borough Council. To set up a Direct Debit or to pay over the phone by card please contact us

Street trading prohibited streets

Please note, street trading is prohibited on the seafront promenade and beach up to high tide unless it is part of a pre-arranged event we have authorised.

Street trading is also prohibited on all A roads and roads where the speed limit is anything over 30 miles per hour, including:

  • A2021 - Willingdon Roundabout to Seaside
  • A2040 - Upperton Road to Bedfordwell Road
  • A22 - Lottbridge Roundabout to Borough boundary
  • A2270 - Borough boundary to The Goffs
  • A2280 - Rodmill Roundabout to Lottbridge Roundabout
  • A2290 - Seaside Roundabout to Lottbridge Roundabout
  • A259 - Borough Boundary (East Dean) to Borough Boundary (Pevensey Bay)