Consultation launched on street trading around Sefton Park
Liverpool City Council is undertaking a review of street trading along Sefton Park’s perimeter roads.
The perimeter roads in question are Mossley Hill Drive, Croxteth Drive and Aigburth Drive and the Council has today launched a six-week consultation to gain public feedback on whether or not to increase the number of traders in the area.
Since September 2006 it has been illegal to sell any goods in these roads, unless a formal written Street Trading Consent has been issued by the Council.
Currently there are six Consents, which are renewable annually.
Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic there has been an increased demand from traders wanting to obtain Consents to trade on these perimeter roads.
However, due to concerns of the impact on the local environment around the Garde I listed park, the Street Trading Committee ceased accepting new applications until a consultation with residents and the public was undertaken.
Cllr Christine Banks, Chair of the Street Trading Sub-Committee, said: “Sefton Park is one of the great jewels in Liverpool’s crown, it’s beauty and heritage is a huge attraction for hundreds of thousands of people all through the year. And this has only increased since the Covid-19 pandemic.
“How many street traders operate in the area has been static for many years now and it’s time this policy was reviewed.
“We look forward to people engaging in this consultation and receiving their views to help inform what our next steps should be.”
All responses to the consultation will be used to help formulate policy options and will be included in a public report to the Street Trading sub-committee in early 2024.
The names and addresses of any members of the public or local businesses who respond will not be included in the public report, unless consent is expressly given for disclosure of this information.