Street trading applications

General information

Food & Safety

To register as a food business, please contact the Food & Safety team

Trading Standards

For business advice relating to products, please contact Trading Standards.

Application Procedure

  • completed application form
  • deposit of £250
  • basic criminal record check for all applicants and nominated assistants
  • valid passport and appropriate visa 
  • 2 additional forms of identification (please see page 3 of application form).
  • 1 passport size photograph of all applicants and nominated persons.
  • a plan of the preferred trading site
  • written consent from the owner of any private land where trading is to take place
  • 1 colour photograph of any vehicle, stall, stand, trailer being used for trading
  • evidence of Public Liability Insurance (£5m)
  • certificate or accreditation for food safety/hygiene (only certificates or accreditations obtained within the last 3 years will be accepted).

Full details of the application requirements are contained in the street trading consent guidance document which is available to download.

There will be a 28 day consultion period for any street trading consent application. The licensing team will consult with the following:

  • Thames Valley Police
  • Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Ward Members
  • Slough Borough Council – Planning
  • Slough Borough Council – Highways
  • Slough Borough Council – Transport
  • Slough Borough Council – Trading Standards
  • Slough Borough Council – Parking and Development
  • Slough Borough Council – Food and Safety Team
  • Slough Borough Council – Neighbourhood Enforcement Team
  • The owner or occupiers of any property within 100 meters of the proposed site.

Applications can be made for short term /temporary consents on a daily, weekly monthly, quarterly and six monthly basis. In all cases, the full application for the grant of a street trading consent must be submitted. Thereafter the application form for a short term /temporary consent must be submitted at least 4 weeks prior to the first date the consent is due to commence together with the appropriate fee for that period.

Where the application is for the renewal of a street trading consent, the application must be received in full no later than one month before the renewal date.

When an application form is sent to you, please ensure that you are provided with a copy of the general conditions for street trading consents. You should make yourself fully familiar with these conditions before submitting your application.