Licensing - Street Trading & Charitable Collections

Town Square bookings

The Isle of Wight Council has made a number of key locations available, across the Island for businesses and non-profit making organisations to use to promote their business.  You can book any of these locations online, by following the application process explained within this web page.

The locations we have made available are:

Town Areas
Newport
St Thomas square 4 areas
St James Square     2 areas
East Cowes
Kings Square 2 areas
Ryde
Minghella Square  2 areas
Ryde Town Square 1 area
St Thomas Square 1 area
Shanklin
Jubilee Square 2 areas

To book your desired location please follow the application process:

Applications process

  • Complete your online application by clicking here .
  • Submit a valid public liability insurance certificate, you will be askled for this as part of the online application process
  • In order to complete the online application you will need to pay the £60 fee. Please have your payment card ready before starting the application.
  • Please note: This service is free to non-profit making organisations. 
  • On completion the applicant will receive a confirmation email.
  • Once the confirmation email has been received you will be free to use the locations for the dates and times stipulated within the message.

You will not receive any further correspondence unless an officer feels, due to the nature of the activity, a risk assessment is required. In this case the officer will contact the applicant to discuss their concerns and if still required, request the applicant to produce and submit a risk assessment.

For further information please contact the licensing section by clicking here and completing  the online form.