Street Event refusal to trade due to no liability insurance

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Street Event refusal to trade due to no liability insurance

Postby lbnuk » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:33 am

I recent attempted to peddle at our local Christmas Market. I was advised by a council official that unless I could show my liability insurance I would have to leave the area. I advised I was on the street and while it is advisory it is not compulsory. She countered this by advising while the area is cordoned off it is classed as the market area and no longer the street and I could not stay. Please can I have some thoughts on this. Surely if it is not a criminal offence not to have liability insurance then what right does she have to tell me to leave?

I look forward to your thoughts. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Street Event refusal to trade due to no liability insura

Postby coffeeboy » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:51 am

Usual load of bollix from a half-witted pen-pusher.
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Re: Street Event refusal to trade due to no liability insura

Postby lbnuk » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:04 pm

Hi, thanks for the response. Would an acceptable response to the official be

"I have no broken any laws being here, if you disagree please call the police"

I guess at that point I could also walk away as they cannot detain me.

I assume if I am not allowed to be there the police will just send me on my way while, telling me which law I have broken.
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Re: Street Event refusal to trade due to no liability insura

Postby albertspangler » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:46 pm

as a pedlar is entitled to trade anywhere the public can go for free, as in no entry fee, whether the area is a market or not has no revalescence. we are not restricted to "streets" a public footpath across a field is also within our rights if we wish to trade there. if the land is private then the landowner can ask you to stop. if i was in a similar position i would continue to trade and hand them a copy of the pedlars act (which i always carry) and ask them to show me where the act backs up their views but i always have been a cantankerous old bugger
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Re: Street Event refusal to trade due to no liability insura

Postby Seymour » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:21 pm

I think that the reply to this is to ask for the specific law or regulation that supports their assertion.

* And what law/regulation states that I need to have public liability insurance?*
* Under what law/regulation does the area cease to be classified as a street and become classified as a market?
* Under what law/regulation are pedlars prohibited from trading in this area?

Etc.

If they cannot provide a clear and meaningful answer, they don't know what they are talking about and just making it up as they go along.
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Re: Street Event refusal to trade due to no liability insura

Postby Ian Pedlar » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:38 pm

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Re: Street Event refusal to trade due to no liability insura

Postby lbnuk » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:43 pm

Thank you all for your help - I got liability insurance anyway as for the price did not seem a bad thing to have. At no point did I have to show the insurance certificate and successfully peddled at Lincoln Xmas market.
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Re: Street Event refusal to trade due to no liability insura

Postby Brad » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:56 pm

Nice one. How did you do at the Xmas market? Any issues with police or council.
Hope you done lots of trade
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Re: Street Event refusal to trade due to no liability insura

Postby lbnuk » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:29 pm

Hi Brad, Trade was good no issues with the police, council asked for liability insurance and certificate which was why I asked on the forum. The council marshalls even advised the peddlars to stand still as it caused them more hassle with people moving about with big carts. So free market stall really :).
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Re: Street Event refusal to trade due to no liability insura

Postby Brad » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:51 pm

Nice one glad to hear it went well for you.
I am just in the process of getting my cart and cant wait to start up in my local town centre.
Hope it works out for you good luck
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