We are committed to developing the borough and its high streets as attractive and vibrant places to live, work and conduct business. Street traders animate high streets and enhance the permanent offer of the borough's local businesses.
Street trading means the selling or exposing or offering for sale of any article (including a living thing) in a street. A street is defined as any road, footway, beach, or other area to which the public has access to without payment, which includes private land.
We are consulting on our intention to pass a resolution to designate all streets within the borough as Consent Streets.
If resolved by the Council, it will be illegal to trade in a street in the borough without Street Trading Consent. This will enable us to effectively manage and control Street Trading within Barnsley town centre and the high streets in the Principal Towns, as well as the road network within the borough.
The Draft Street Trading Policy ensures that we have a clear framework in place to authorise and regulate street trading. It outlines the criteria that applicants must meet and the fees they must pay to be granted Street Trading Consent.
We are proposing to implement the Street Trading Policy on a phased basis starting with all streets in Barnsley town centre from Sunday 15 September 2024 and then, six calendar months later, encompassing all streets in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley.
We are seeking the views of residents and businesses, including those businesses who already trade in the borough's streets, on our intention to designate all streets within the borough as Consent Streets and to manage and control street trading with the Draft Street Trading Policy.
Your comments and views will be presented to Cabinet who will decide if we are to proceed with passing a resolution to designate all streets within the borough as Consent Streets and if any amendments are required to the Draft Street Trading Policy. The resolution will be made at a meeting of Full Council.
Representations may be made in writing to the Council at the following address no later than Monday 11 March 2024: Daniel Harper, Head of Economic Development, Barnsley Council, PO Box 609, Barnsley, S70 9FH. Alternatively, email email@example.com.