Street trading

How to make a Street Trading Representation

There are several important things you should consider when making an objection. Please state the basis of your concerns in relation to the granting of a licence and will only be taken into account if it’s considered relevant.

Please note, it

  • may be rejected if it's considered frivolous, vexatious or repetitive 
  • must be made in writing
  • should include your full name and address (any anonymous correspondence will be rejected)
  • must be received within 28 calendar days of the date the application is made
  • copies of all representations will be supplied in full (including your personal details) to the applicant and will also comprise part of the public papers for the Licensing Panel hearing. 
  • If you do not wish your details to be sent to the applicant, please let us know in your correspondence. The body of your representation will still be forwarded on to the applicant but all identifying details will be removed or redacted. 

If you want to object to an application and agree to the basis on which any representations are considered and dealt with, as set out above, then you must submit your objection in writing to

Hounslow House
7 Bath Road

or online 

Have your say on a street trading application

You can see a list of pending street trading applications here

You can state any objects within 28 days from the start of the consultation period.



The Licensing Authority will accept petitions, but there are some important factors to consider before organising a petition:

  • We ask that the organiser of the petition identifies them self as a central point of  contact. We may need to make contact in order to verify certain matters and if we are unable to do this it could invalidate the petition.
  • Each page of the petition should contain information as to the purpose of the petition so that all persons know what they are signing.
  • Full names and addresses must be supplied of every individual signing the petition.
  • All signatories must be made aware where representations are made and not withdrawn; that a copy of the petition with all signatories names and addresses will be supplied to the applicant and a copy will be contained within the committee papers, their personal details will not be published.

We will not write to each signatory separately, but instead assume that the organiser will advise each signatory of the hearing date and the final outcome of the application. It is expected that the organiser will represent the signatories at the hearing and to speak for them. When making a decision, the Licensing Authority will give appropriate weight to a petition. Those wishing to make representations should appreciate that the quality of the representations we received is an important consideration when making a decision.

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