Decision details

Asset management - Ramsgate Market

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The council is proposing to carry out a full procurement exercise (not a PIN as previously) to secure a new operator at a fee of £250 per market (this is an already reduced rate and in line with what TDC charge other markets in the locality) 


In order to operate Street Trading from Ramsgate High Street, Queen Street and King Street, the Council should seek to remove the Street Trading and Hawking restriction for this area in order to designate the High Street as a Licenced Street for the purposes of Street Trading.


Cabinet agreed the following:


1.  To remove Street Trading and Hawking restrictions on the High Street, King Street and Queen Street, Ramsgate to facilitate an outdoor market;


2.  To give delegated authority to the Director of Law and Democracy to prepare and complete the relevant Agreement(s) on terms to be agreed.


Reasons for the decision:

The Council recognises the role a market can play in a town centre and acknowledges the affiliation for the current provision by local residents, as well as the need to support the established traders.

Alternative options considered:


 To keep trading restrictions in place and seek alternative locations outside the prohibited areas (a full list of the prohibited roads can be found on Thanet District's Council website:

Report author: Stuart Longbottom

Publication date: 17/06/2022

Date of decision: 16/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 16/06/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 25/06/2022

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