CONSULTATION ON CASUAL TRADING – NENAGH MUNICIPAL DISTRICT
Nenagh Municipal District is currently carrying out a review of the Casual Trading Bye-Laws to consider if they are appropriate for the regulation of casual trading in the area and if other areas should be designated for this purpose. Submissions are invited from the public in relation to the operation of Casual Trading in the Nenagh Municipal District (see advertisement). These Questions + Answers have been devised to help explain what casual trading is and how it operates.
Closing date for receipt of submissions is 4 pm on Friday 6th August 2021. Submissions should be made by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and marked ‘Casual Trading – Nenagh MD’.
What is Casual Trading?
Casual Trading means selling goods at a place (including a public road) to which the public have access as of right or at any other place that is a casual trading area.
What type of activities does Casual Trading include?
Casual Trading includes any type of selling which is being carried out from mobile outlets or stands (i.e. not from a permanent structure). This would include, but would not be limited to, ice cream vans, chip vans, mobile coffee shops, farmers’ markets in public spaces, Christmas trees etc. Casual trading includes trading stalls at daily/weekly public markets (“market trading”), trading at one-off or annual events such as concerts and festivals (“event trading”), and on-street trading e.g. selling certain fruit/vegetables and other products at the side of a road (“street trading”).
Where can Casual Trading be carried out?
Casual Trading can be carried out in areas designated as Casual Trading Areas in bye-laws adopted by the local authority.
Who can engage in Casual Trading?
To engage in Casual Trading a valid licence for the specific designated casual trading area must be held. These licences are issued by the local authority in accordance with the terms and conditions set down in the Casual Trading Bye-Laws.
Do fees apply?
Yes, fees apply for licences. The level of fees is set down in the Casual Trading Bye-Laws.
If I hold a licence are there any restrictions?
Yes, the licence will set out the terms and conditions which will apply – these may relate to the type of trading permitted, the days/hours of trading, requirements for waste management, etc.
Are there exemptions to the requirement to hold a licence?
Under the Casual Trading legislation auctions, door-to-door selling, sales for charitable purposes and selling by a grower of certain soft fruits (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, gooseberries, blackberries, loganberries, tayberries and currants) and certain vegetables (potatoes having loose skins which have been harvested prior to maturity) during the period 1 May to 30 September are exempt.
Where are the designated Casual Trading areas in Nenagh Municipal District?
Currently the only area which is a designated Casual Trading area in the Nenagh Municipal District is John’s Lane Car Park in Nenagh.
What areas are covered by the Nenagh Municipal District?
Nenagh Municipal District, in addition to the town of Nenagh, also extends to a number of other towns and villages including Newport, Birdhill, Ballina, Killoscully, Silvermines, Rearcross, Kilcommon, Dolla, Newtown, Portroe, Dromineer, Puckane, Cloughjordan, Kilbarron, Borrisokane, Ballingarry, Ballinderry, Terryglass, Carrigahorig, Aglish, Lorrha, Carrig, Riverstown and Rathcabbin.
What is the position in relation to Casual Trading on private property?
Casual Trading on private property is governed by the planning code and any enquiries should be submitted to the planning section of Tipperary County Council.
Where do I enquire about Casual Trading in Nenagh Municipal District:
Queries should be submitted to email@example.com or by telephone to +353(0)761 065000. Please specify the location you are enquiring about.