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People who own ice cream vans may trade as itinerant traders

The London Local Authorities Act 1990 defines "Itinerant ice cream trading" as ice cream trading from a vehicle which goes from place to place remaining in any one location in the course of trading for periods of 15 minutes or less and not returning to the same location or any other location in the same street on the same day.

To be classed as an itinerant trader you must travel from place to place remaining in any one location in the course of trading for periods of 15 minutes or less and not returning to the same location or any other location in the same street on the same day.

People trading from the traditional stop-me-and-buy-one tricycle are also subject to same conditions.

If you leave your motor vehicle parked and travel on foot to sell products, you still infringe the Regulations.

You are allowed to deliver house-to-house or take order by phone or internet providing that transactions are made on the householder's property or internet.

However, you will be required to apply for a Street Trading Licence on a Designated site if you intend or trade on private property within seven metres of the Public Highway.

To apply fill in the Designated site application form.

 

Contact the Licensing Team

If you have any questions or comments please contact Licensing

Licensing
Regulatory Services Partnership
Merton Civic Centre
London Road
Morden
Surrey
SM4 5DX

Email: licensing@merton.gov.uk

Updated: 07 October 2020