Refused a certificate

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Refused a certificate

Post by bondys007 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:31 pm

Have just been refused a certificate on the grounds that i didn't need one. I told them i would be selling ice-cream from my ice-cream trike.
Was refused because selling food doesn't require a certificate and also as I am not on foot I am not a pedlar ! was told to contact my local authority for a street traders license. Any one able to advise ? Does anyone else have an ice-cream trike ??
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Re: Refused a certificate

Post by coffeeboy » Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:21 pm

Total load of bollix.

You don't NEED one to sell foodstuff...but they can't refuse to give you one.

However rather than arguing....Simply go back and re-apply and this time say you will be selling novelties/balloons/toys from a basket on foot.

Your pedlar's certificate doesn't actually say anything about what you will be get a ceritifcate and sell whatever you want.....rock on

Beat the b457ards at their own game!!!!!!!

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Re: Refused a certificate

Post by markd » Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:15 am

Hope you got your certificate.

Although you may not need a pedlars certificate to specifically sell ice cream you do LEGALLY require a pedlars certificate if you wish to trade as a Pedlar. Pedaling is the method by which you trade, and distinguishes you from other types of sellers on a street.

If you were to act as a pedlar without obtaining a certificate then you would be breaking the law. The certificate gives you a legal right to trade as a pedlar.

If a police force were to refuse your request for a pedlars certificate when you were legally entitled to apply for one ( one of those provisions is that you intend to trade as a pedlar) then they would, on the face of it, be aiding and abetting you to break the law because trading as a pedlar without a certificate is a criminal offence.

If I were you I would go back to the station and tell them you intend to trade as pedlar and that you are legally required to hold a pedlars certificate ( not a license, those are issued by the council) to lawfully trade.

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