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City of Westminster Act 1999

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In this Act, except as otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise requires—

  • “authorised officer” means a person authorised by the council to act in relation to the relevant provisions of this Act;

  • “the city” means the City of Westminster;

  • “the Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis;

  • “the council” means the Westminster City Council;

  • “house” includes any part of a building constituting a separate dwelling;

  • “ice cream trading” means the selling, exposing or offering for sale of goods consisting wholly or mainly of ice cream, frozen confectionery or other similar commodities;

  • “itinerant ice cream trading” means ice cream trading from a vehicle which goes from place to place remaining in any one location in the course of trading for short periods only;

  • “licence street” means a street or part of a street designated under section 5 (Designation of streets and specification of articles) and section 6 (Designating resolution) of this Act;

  • “receptacle” includes a vehicle, trailer or stall and any basket, bag, box, vessel, stand, easel, board, tray or thing which is used (whether or not constructed or adapted for such use) as a container for or for the display of any article or thing or equipment used in the provision of any service;

  • “street” includes—

    (a)

    any road or footway;

    (b)

    any other area, not being within permanently enclosed premises, within 7 metres of any road or footway, to which the public have access without payment;

    (c)

    any part of such road, footway or area;

    (d)

    any part of any housing development provided or maintained by a local authority under Part II of the [1985 c. 68.] Housing Act 1985;

  • “street trading” means, subject to section 3 (Exemptions) of this Act—

    (a)

    the selling, offering for sale, display or exposing for sale of any article (including a living thing); and

    (b)

    the supplying or offering to supply a service for gain or reward,

    in a street;

  • “street trading licence” means a licence granted under this Act but excludes a temporary licence;

  • “street trading pitch” means the area authorised by a street trading licence or a temporary licence for street trading purposes;

  • “temporary licence” means a licence granted under this Act for one or more days not exceeding six months.

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