Agenda and minutes
Venue: Pittville Room - Municipal Offices
Contact: Sophie McGough, Democracy Officer
Councillor Willingham was unable to attend. Councillor McCloskey substituted as Chairman of the meeting.
Declarations of Interest
There were none.
1. Application for a street trading consent
i. Officer introduction
The Licensing Officer introduced the application as set out in the report, for a street trading consent to sell fruit and veg at the High Street 7 (Cambray Place) location. The stall will measure 2m x 3m (approximately 10ft, not 19ft as stated in the report), and will trade 7 days a week, from 8.00am to 6.00pm.
The committee can:
- Approve, if they consider the location to be suitable, or
- Refuse, if they consider the application doesn’t comply with the provision of the Street Trading policy, or consider the location to be unsuitable.
Objections are attached at Appendix 2, and Members should be mindful of these. The committee must determine the application with a view to promoting the council’s adopted policy regarding the permitted trading types and locations, and not deviate from that policy without good reason. They should note that the sale of fruit and veg is considered suitable for this location., but this should not fetter the committee’s discretion to take into account all matters when considering the application, including the objections.
ii. Member questions to officer
- What will the stall look like? Will it have a canopy?
Mr Mohamed stated that it will be a table and gazebo to begin with. A picture was shown.
- There is already a fruit and veg stall at times, outside Marks & Spencer’s. Will it look similar to that?
This is Riverford Organic Farmers who occasionally promote their fruit and veg boxes in that area. They are not street traders as such.
iii. Applicant’s address
Mr Mohamed assured Members that he will comply with all the rules, concerning the size of the stall and trading hours. He stated that he will not affect any businesses in the area. He has run a similar stall in Bristol city centre, and never had any complaints from anyone.
iv. Member questions to applicant
In response to members’ questions, Mr Mohamed confirmed that:
- The stall will be of normal gazebo height, with a flat roof – high enough to stand comfortably underneath. A picture was shown, but this didn’t show the sight lines – a long distance picture would be needed for this;
- Only fruit and vegetables will be sold on the stall;
- All rubbish – cardboard, tissue paper etc – accumulated during the day will be taken away at the end of the day, the pavement swept and the area left clean and tidy;
- From experience in Bristol, one bin will be adequate to hold the day’s rubbish;
- Produce will be unloaded from a van in the morning, displayed on the table, with additional stock stored in boxes underneath, leaving the van empty. It will be taken away in the van at the end of the day;
- He does not currently know where the van will be parked during the day, but is hoping to park in the car park of his friend’s shop ... view the full minutes text for item 3.
Any Other Items the Chairman determines to be urgent and which require a decision
There were none.