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MARIA ENCOURAGES TRADERS AND RESIDENTS TO HAVE THEIR SAY ON STREET TRADER DEREGULATION

November 24 2015.


Local MP Maria Caulfield is urging traders and residents in the Lewes District Council area to have their say on the proposed deregulation of street trading across the District.


Lewes District Council is proposing that, other than in the pedestrianised areas of Lewes and Newhaven and the Cliffe Bridge area, anybody would be able to set up a street trading stall without a licence. In the pedestrianised areas and Cliffe Bridge, a licence would be needed.

Maria said: 'I believe this is an issue about which we need to think very carefully. We do not want to disrupt the way of life of our towns and villages with the unintended consequences of a policy of street trader deregulation. I would encourage businesses and constituents to make their views known to Lewes District Council as soon as possible, before the Council’s Licensing Committee meeting on Thursday, and, if passed, once details of the consultation are available. The Council have stated the details will be available in a local newspaper.’