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Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Phil Graham.


Declaration of substitute members




Declarations of interest




Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 248 KB



That the minutes of the meeting held on the 20 September 2022 be confirmed as a correct record and the Chair be authorised to sign them.


London Local Authorities Act 1994 (As Amended) Section 28 (1): Proposal to revoke a street trading licence - Non personal trading pdf icon PDF 162 KB

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The Street Trading Manager stated that the previous meeting had been postponed to allow more time to monitor Mr Dikale’s attendance in the market. There was a minimum requirement to trade three days a week and Mr Dikale had not traded much since Covid. His licence was renewed in January 2022 and in the past year there had not been a great improvement in his attendance. Since the last meeting, registers had been taken and Mr Dikale had been found to have traded on 10 out of 31 days. He had not notified the Street Trading Manager that he was unable to trade during this time but when he was contacted he stated that he’d had a new baby and so had been unable to trade. There were people waiting to trade at that site and the manager was having to turn applicants away.


In response to questions, it was noted that trading hours for Whitecross Market were expected to be 10am to 5pm. However, many traders tended to leave around 3pm as the market tended to attract lunchtime trade.


Mr Dikale stated that he tended to cook the food at home and would arrive at the market about 11am to sell the food between 12 noon and 2pm. His home was a 3 minute walk away and he made the food ready to sell at 12. He had a new baby and had not attended regularly since mid November but was now attending the market. He stated that he had been present but had missed officers taking the registers as they had attended before he had arrived.


In response to questions, he stated that his older child was now in better health. If he could not attend the market himself he would need someone else to attend on his behalf. He understood that he would need to be there for five days each week as otherwise he would lose customers. He stated that he had traded five days a week for the past two weeks. He attended at 11am and left by 3 or 3.30pm. 


In summary, the street trading manager stated that officers taking registers began their day at Chapel Market and she considered that they would not attend Whitechapel Street before 11am.  She was concerned that Mr Dikale had not been taking the licence seriously. It was expected that traders would attend the market at 10am and five days a week, although it was acknowledged that a licence could be issued for three days a week. She would expect a street trading licence to be revoked if a trader was not fulfilling their obligation.


The Street Trading Manager and Mr Dikale left the room in order that the Committee deliberate. The Committee requested that both parties be recalled in order to question the Street Trading Manager about their options regarding deferment of the decision. During the discussion, the street trading manager stated that trade over the winter months could be unreliable as stalls were quieter after Christmas.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 17.


London Local Authorities Act 1994 (As Amended) Section 28 (1): Proposal to revoke a street trading licence - Non personal trading - exempt appendices


The Committee noted the exempt appendices to the report.