Derbyshire Chief Environmental health Officers Food Liaison and Health and Safety Liaison Groups have produced a booklet for mobile caterers. (see links to forms & leaflets). This covers the main things you need to think about when you start a business using a mobile vehicle, including food hygiene issues, Health and Safety issues and general requirements. The document also provides a check sheet, which can be used for self-assessment and when purchasing a vehicle.
For a mobile trader (food vendor or other) to trade from any public highway. It is suggested that you contact Derbyshire Constabulary to make sure that you are not going to course any obstruction to the highways.
Some town centre street have been designated as "consent to trade" streets. This means that AVBC (Town Centres) can permit people to trade on these streets upon payment of a fee and provided certain conditions are met . These include footway width, access/egress, competition with other town centre shops, etc.
The current consent to trade streets are:
Alfreton - Institute Lane
Belper - King Street
Ripley - Market Place Area and Oxford Street.
Mobile food vendors may be able to trade as part of our Friday & Saturday markets at Ripley & Heanor. Interested vendors should contact Amber Markets on 0115 9135382.
The Council's Off-Street Car Parking Order does not permit AVBC car parks to be used by mobile traders (including food vendors).
You will also need to refer to paying business rates.