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Apply for a street trading licence in Christchurch and East Dorset

Where you can trade in the street


You can apply for a licence to trade in the following streets in Christchurch:

  • High Street
  • Church Street

Consent is unlikely to be granted unless you are trading as part of a festival or market. For details of applicable fees, please contact us.

Street trading is not allowed in:

Bargates, Barrack Road (East of Magdalen Lane), Beaconsfield Road, Castle Street, Ducking Stool Lane, Lodge Road, Lymington Road, Magistrates Court access, Millhams Street (North and South), Oak Avenue, Pioneer (Rear Service Area), Princess Avenue, Quay Road, Queens Avenue, Regent Way, St Margaret's Avenue, Silver Street, Sopers Lane, Stourvale Avenue, Sycamore Close, The Grove, Wick Lane and Whitehall.

East Dorset

You can apply for a licence to trade in the following streets in East Dorset:

  • Church Street
  • Cook Row
  • The Cornmarket
  • West Row
  • The Square and High Street, Wimborne (you'll need approval from the Wimborne Minster Liaison Committee who manage The Square on behalf of the council)
  • parts of the A31 and A338 within the East Dorset District

A licence costs £100 per stand/stall per week. Consent is unlikely to be granted unless you are trading as part of a festival or market.

Apply for a street trading licence

You can apply for a licence on

You can also complete an application form and return it to us with any supporting fees or documents:

Refused applications

Contact us to discuss a refused application.

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