Trading Licence Mobile Catering Pitch

by Bev
(Cramlington Northumberland)

Hi there,

I'm wondering if anyone can advise me on the following:

I applied to Northumbria County Council in Aug 2013 for a traders license for a mobile catering trailer.

I have constantly sent emails left voice mails and now even have a local councillor involved.

Firstly I was asked if I had permission to trade in the car park I had requested, my reply was it is a public council car park, I was then told I would have to request permission to the council, I was then told that it will have to be put to the members for discussion, now they say that I will have to wait until April 2014 to enable then to advertise to any other traders wishing to trade from any public car park.

I am going round in circles, I was made redundant in Jan 2013 and decided to do this as I had applied for hundreds of jobs and nothing had evolved.

I still have not been granted a license can anyone please suggest/advise anything.

Any comments will be greatly received.



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Jan 06, 2014
Catering Pitch On Council Car Park
by: David

Hi Bev,

I would still try to pursue this pitch even though it seems unfair that the Council want to advertise it to other traders, but they have to show a fair and due process during the application stage.

It's still worth you putting together a great proposal for them to consider as this will be part of the application process, before they decide who to assign the pitch to.

I know it's frustrating, but do continue to search for other pitches and keep your options open.

You may also find this post helpful: Paying for A Private Pitch- Council Still Taking Applications

I know it's not easy, but be of good cheer and don’t give up, keep going - and please keep us updated.

Best of luck,

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