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Christmas Eve Street Trading 2021

Any street trader who wishes to trade on Christmas Eve in Cookstown this year must apply for a temporary street trading licence from Mid Ulster District Council.

The Environmental Health Service is now accepting applications on a first come, first served basis as licences are limited. All applications must be accompanied at the time of application by the supporting information below:

  • The appropriate fee of £55.00 (cheques payable to Mid Ulster District Council)
  • Access NI Basic Disclosure Certificate (for both the applicant and any assistants)
  • Two passport style full face photographs (for both the applicant and any assistants)
  • Evidence of £5million Public Liability Insurance
  • If using gas, evidence of up to date testing of the gas installation and appliance
  • Fire Extinguisher certificate (if applicable)
  • Confirmation of registration as a Food Business Operator (if applicable)

Please note that incomplete applications received without the necessary supporting documentation or payment of fee will be returned.
The closing date for completed applications is 5pm on Friday 26 November 2021.
Traders are reminded it is an offence to sell, or offer for sale any goods or services in any street from Sunday to Friday in Cookstown unless the trader is in possession of a valid street trading licence approved by the Council.

(Saturday trading in Cookstown being the exception as other permitting arrangements apply.)
Those trading illegally risk formal action being taken against them in line with the Council’s Enforcement Policy -potential action includes the seizure of any vehicles, equipment and goods and / or the instigation of legal proceedings.
If you have any queries or require an application pack, please contact the Environmental Health Service on 03000 132 132 or by email at

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