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Street trading consent

Information on street trading consent requirements and illegal / unlicensed street trading

Street trading consent is required for any trading in a street which is not on the prohibited list below.

Consent to trade is required for street trading activities such as hot food vehicles, ice cream vans and flower stalls. Food business may be subject to inspection and permission to site a mobile stall will be required from the highways department and from the landowner. 


Annual Consent - £112.50

Daily Consent - £16.00

Prohibited streets

Street trading is not permitted in any street which has been designated as a 'prohibited street'.  The prohibited streets within Boston town centre are as follows:

If you would like to report any incidents or suspected incidents of unlicensed trading, please call 01205 314235 or complete this form.


For any licensing enquiries please contact us using the details on the left. A member of the licensing team will normally be available at the Municipal Buildings on weekdays 9am - noon and 2pm - 5pm (4.30pm on Fridays). We may be available at other times by prior appointment.

Privacy Notice

We are required by law to protect your privacy and inform you how your information may be used.The Licensing team collect your personal information to process and manage your  Consent Application.

Some of your information may be made available on a publicly available register and provided on our website as required by relevant legislation.

The information provided by you may also be used for legitimate reasons by other departments of Boston Borough Council and other lawful agencies.

These reasons may include but are not limited to: prevention of crime, detection of fraud and public safety

In some cases information relating to your applications may be requested under the Freedom of Information Act, this council will review these requests to consider if it is lawful to comply.

The Council takes your privacy seriously.  The Council is the Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998.

If you want to know more about the information we have about you, or the way we use your information please contact the Council