Issue details

Removal of Suspension for Street Trading (laybys) activity in relation to the covid19 outbreak

Street trading and highways amenity licensing was suspended on 27.3.20 due to the covid-19 outbreak, see http://councillors.herefordshire.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?ID=6734
• Government advice on 23.03.2020 indicated that street trading could conceivably continue if they were offering takeaway food/drink.
• With the revised government guidance, it is timely to permit those street traders that wish to operate to be able to do so, provided they, their staff and their customers can comply with social distancing measures.
• Layby traders operate in relatively remote locations, so it is relatively rare for queues of customers to occur.
• If on inspection, social distancing measure aren’t in place or seen to be observed, we reserve the right to suspend the licence.
• Layby traders will provide an outlet for keyworkers travelling to and from their place of work, as well as HGV, van delivery drivers etc


Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/05/2020

Decision due: 14 May 2020 by Director of Economy and Place

Contact: Richard Ball, Director for economy and place Email: rball@herefordshire.gov.uk Tel: 01432260965.

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