Policy to be drawn up for trading on council land

Two men could be seen planting flowers outside Foakes House, Great Dunmow Town Council. Photo: Andra

Two men could be seen planting flowers outside Foakes House, Great Dunmow Town Council. Photo: Andra Maciuca. - Credit: Andra Maciuca

A catering trailer was allowed to use council land for one session but that temporary permission will not be converted to a regular booking, town councillors have decided.

An emergency item was added to the full council agenda on Thursday (February 18).

The meeting heard that The Brunch Box owner had asked the council's Estates Manager on Friday February 12 for permission to trade on the Recreation Ground car park for Sunday February 14. The Estates Manager took advice from a committee chairman and temporary permission was granted. 

The owner then sought permission for further dates.

By a majority, councillors voted against allowing the business to trade on the Dourdan Pavilion car park or to consider setting a time limit on this permission.

The council agreed to produce a draft policy and said that in the meantime no trading would be permitted in line with the current byelaws.

The Brunch Box is sited between Little Easton and Great Easton, Monday to Friday, 7am to 2pm.



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