As the street food revolution continues and more local areas see life breathed back into their high streets, street trading is on the rise. Leeds City Council operates a number of street trading sites across the city.
The main areas of street trading include:
- Leeds city centre – there are ten sites across the city centre, ranging from food and drink to accessories and gifts.
- Elland Road – a prime location for events there are six street trading sites available at Elland Road, all six are for hot food sales.
- Outer Leeds – this covers any area not listed above and there are currently 30 street trading sites in communities across the city.
Traders wishing to operate from these sites must apply for consent with the Leeds Markets team. For Leeds city centre and outer Leeds all types of street traders are considered, however Elland Road sites are for food and drink only.
As there are a limited number of street trading sites across the city each site must be applied for with contracts lasting a minimum of 3 months and maximum of 12 months. The street trading sites follow the normal local government tendering process and new vacancies and opportunities will be advertised in this section as they become available.
From time to time new sites will be added and will be advertised here. Full details of how to tender for these opportunities will be included.
If you feel that there is a site local to you where you would like to trade from but isn’t currently used as a street trading point you can apply to have the site assessed by the highways team within Leeds City Council by contacting James at the Leeds Markets team.
Sometimes street traders will operate from private land, providing they have the permission of the landowner no licence is needed for this type of trading.