Sub-Committee considered an application for a Street Trading
Licence, made by Mr Patrick Kelly of
vegan food outlet ‘No Frickin’ Chickin’, to trade
from a location on Friar Street, where it meets Union Street,
At the start of the
hearing, the Chair made the following statement:
“Presentations to this Sub-Committee are not given under
oath. However, I would like to remind all parties that the highest
standards are expected and any deviation from these high standards
could possibly influence any decision of the
All parties at the
hearing introduced themselves. Mr Kelly had chosen not to have any
legal representation, but was instead accompanied by his partner,
Ms Hannah Hughes. Mr Kelly and Ms Hughes stated that they were
satisfied with the proposed procedure.
Legal Services representative summarised the matter for
consideration. The matter had been referred to the Sub-Committee
for determination by Worcestershire Regulatory Services as
objections had been received from local traders and
The Legal Services representative
explained that in accordance with the
Local Government (Miscellaneous
Provisions) Act 1982, Schedule 4, a street trading licence
application could only be refused on one of two
That there is not enough space in the street for the
applicant to engage in the trading in which he/she desires to
engage without causing undue interference or inconvenience to
persons using the street; and/or
That there are already enough traders trading in the street from
shops or otherwise in the goods in which the applicant desires to
Technical Officer (Licensing) presented the report on behalf of
Worcestershire Regulatory Services, setting out the background to
the application, as detailed in the agenda report.
parties were given the opportunity to ask questions of the
Technical Officer (Licensing) regarding the report.
Kelly and Ms Hughes were then offered the opportunity to address
the Sub-Committee in support of their application. They provided
responses to a number of the objections which had been raised, as
With regards to smell, the applicants argued that
unpleasant odour from deep frying food was largely due to dirty
oil. They committed to changing their cooking oil every two days
and had installed strong extractors. They had previously operated
from the same vehicle and had received no complaints regarding
In order to address any potential objections
regarding noise, the applicants had built a sound-proof box for
their generator which reduced sound emission to around 60 decibels
which was the same level as normal conversation.
The applicants were committed to operating in an
environmentally-friendly manner, using bio-degradable packaging and
bins for customers to use.
The applicants did not consider that their offer
would adversely impact on other traders since it was a unique food
offer in Worcester. They acknowledged that the local ‘Be the
Change’ café also offered vegan food but they felt No
Frickin’ Chicken was sufficiently different not to affect
Addressing objections that No Frickin’
Chicken’s Airstream van was not in ...
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