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City of Westminster Act 1999

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15Revocation of licences

(1)The council may at any time revoke a street trading licence or a temporary licence if they are satisfied that—

(a)owing to circumstances which have arisen since the grant of the licence, there is not or will not be enough space in the street in which the licence holder trades for him to engage in the trading permitted by the licence without causing a safety hazard or undue interference or inconvenience to persons or vehicular traffic using the street; or

(b)the licence holder is trading in breach of the terms of a specifying resolution; or

(c)the licence holder is an individual who has persistently without reasonable excuse failed to make full personal use of his licence; or

(d)the licence holder is a partnership, unincorporated association or company which has without reasonable excuse persistently failed to avail itself fully of the licence; or

(e)the licence holder is on account of misconduct or for any other sufficient reason unsuitable to hold the licence; or

(f)since the grant of the licence, the licence holder has for a period of four weeks or more failed to pay fees or charges due to the council in connection with the street trading licence or has failed to pay any charges due from him for accommodation provided in pursuance of subsection (2) of section 23 (Receptacles and containers) of this Act; or

(g)since the grant of the licence, the licence holder has persistently failed to pay fees or charges as they fall due to the council in connection with the street trading licence; or

(h)since the grant of the licence, the licence holder has failed to make provision for the suitable and adequate storage when trading is not taking place of the receptacles used by him for trading or of any perishable goods in which he trades; or

(i)since the grant of the licence, the licence holder has persistently failed to remove to the place of storage the receptacles used by him for trading or any perishable goods in which he trades; or

(j)the licence holder has persistently failed to comply with any condition of his licence; or

(k)in the vicinity of the street trading pitch concerned undue disturbance has been caused by the activities of the licence holder; or

(l)the licence holder has failed to provide the council with the photographs required in pursuance of a notice under subsection (6) of section 9 (Street trading licences) of this Act.

(2)If the council consider that a licence could be revoked on any of the grounds mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (d) and (k) of subsection (1) above they may instead of revoking it, vary its conditions by attaching further conditions—

(a)reducing the number of days in any week or the period in any one day during which the licence holder is permitted to trade; or

(b)specifying a different street trading pitch at which licensed street trading may take place; or

(c)restricting the description of articles, things or services in which the licence holder is permitted to trade.

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