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|
|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)|
Current Street Trading Applications
|Date of Application||Name of Trader||Proposed Location of Trader(s)||Last Day for Representations|
0191 433 4741
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 4pm
Friday: 10am - 3.30pm