Street trading and markets

On 13 February 2007 Gateshead Council's Cabinet approved the implementation of a borough-wide control of street trading through the adoption of the street trading code under Schedule 4 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, and designation of certain streets as 'Consent Streets', in which consent holders may trade in accordance with the provisions of their Consent.

In order to implement this scheme of control, the Council resolved on 18 September 2008 to designate certain streets as 'Prohibited Streets' and 'Consent Streets', to which the street trading code will apply. A list of streets where street trading is prohibited is contained within the current Street Trading and Markets Policy approved by the Council on 17 December 2015.

The Street Trading and Markets Policy applies to all street trading and market activities within the Borough. The purpose of the policy is to ensure that each application and consent is dealt with in a consistent, fair and proportionate way.

Persons seeking to obtain or renew a Consent from Gateshead Council must make a written application, using the prescribed application form.

There are a number of standard conditions contained in the Policy that the Council believes are appropriate in respect of any street trading in the Borough. These will be applied to all Consents issued by the Council unless an applicant or Consent Holder specifically applies for one or more of the standard conditions not to apply. 

If you have any questions about Street Trading in the borough please contact us using the address below.

Fees and charges

Annual (12 month)£750.00
Summer Season (1 May - 31 October)£425.00
Winter Season (1 November - 30 April)£425.00
One Week£100.00
1 - 6 Days£25.00 per day

Consents for Markets with Multiple Traders

Daily£25.00 per stall per day (1-6 market days)
Up to monthly£100.00 per stall (7-12 market days)
Up to weekly£425.00 per stall (13-52 market days)
Annual Fee£1620.00

Current Street Trading Applications

Date of ApplicationName of TraderProposed Location of Trader(s)Last Day for Representations 


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Contact us

Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street

0191 433 4741

Reception hours:
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 4pm
Friday: 10am - 3.30pm

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