Thursday, 19 July 2018

Let’s keep takeaway food vans out of Henley, says Mayor

MOBILE hot food vendors could start operating in Henley as a result of new rules governing street traders, according to the Mayor.

Stefan Gawrysiak said: “We don’t want those kind of things coming to Henley. I am partial to a burger or kebab now and again but we have got enough street food outlets in Henley and the thought or burger or kebab vans on the streets is not good.”

South Oxfordshire District Council is reviewing its street trading policy for the first time since 2009 as it wants to improve the consultation system for new applicants and to ensure mobile traders obtain the necessary consent.

It is proposing that licence applicants should pay a street trading consent fee, have £5million public liability insurance, electrical and gas certificates and, if applicable, a food hygiene certificate.

All street trading applications will have a 28-day consultation period. A yellow A4 notice will be displayed on a lamppost as close as possible to the proposed site with details of the application.

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