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Street trading pitches and licensing

There are 31 designated street-trading locations – a combination of four, eight and 12-month consents, totalling 42 consents – located around the city centre.

However, the consents at New Square (24) and one on Fitzroy Street (15) are currently under review and therefore we are unable to consider applications for these at this time.

Vacant pitches

We are not currently accepting applications for street-trading pitches.

Licensing and policy

Trading in the consent zone (see map, below) without a licence is deemed to be illegal street trading. You are exempt from this if you hold a valid pedlar's licence and follow the pedlars legislation.

We have a Street Trading Policy, which sets out how Street Trading is managed in Cambridge.

The policy also provides information about submitting an application to trade – we recommend you read this policy carefully before submitting your application form.

Consent zone

Street traders in the city

RJ's Grill is a family-run street cart located on the corner of St. Andrew’s Street and Christ’s Lane, Cambridge. They offer top quality burgers, hot dogs and bacon rolls as well as other daily specials.

Taste of Cambridge, located in Markets Street, is a family-run business serving fresh, vegetarian food in the heart of Cambridge from Tuesday to Saturday. Our wraps are delicious, come and taste!

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