Generally there are no restrictions on street trading from mobile stalls and vehicles in most (but not all) of the Babergh District - subject to compliance with general conditions relating to road traffic, planning, and food safety laws. In unrestricted areas, traders should still seek consent from the local Highways Authority (normally Suffolk County Council) and the landowner before commencing trade (the public highway includes verges, public footpaths, pavements, roads and bridleways). The local Police should also be notified, and the Police could move a trader on if they were causing any obstruction or nuisance.
For enquiries about trading on the Hadleigh Market, which is controlled by Babergh District Council, please contact the Economic Development Team at this link: Economic Development
The Hadleigh Market Trading Regulations (last revised February 2016), including fees, are available to view
The Sudbury Market is controlled by Sudbury Town Council (not Babergh District Council). Enquiries to trade on the Sudbury Market should go to the Sudbury Town Council Clerk on 01787 372331
Babergh District Council is currently consulting on its revised draft of The Hadleigh Market Trading Regulations. The consultation will end on Friday 8th September 2017. Please forward any comments on the revised draft in writing to BMSDCEconomicdevelopment@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk or send to Babergh District Council, Corks Lane, Hadleigh. IP7 6SJ for the attention of the Economic Development Team
In some areas of the Babergh district there are prohibitions or special restrictions on street trading, including:
Failure to comply with local requirements may result in a fine of up to £1,000.