Apply for a pavement café licence
You will require a Highway Amenity (Pavement Cafe) Licence if you intend setting up a cafe, bar or restaurant on a public pavement in the Borough of Swindon. You do not require a licence if you intend to set up the facility on private land - i.e. not a designated highway.
To apply, you will require the following:
- Planning Permission
- A copy of a certificate of Public Liability Insurance for £5 million.
Alternatively, download and complete a Pavement Cafe Licence Application Form (PDF)
The fee depends on the size of the area being used and the period:
| Seasonal Fee
(1 April-30 Sept)
|1||Up to 10 sq metres||£781||£388|
|2||10-20 sq metres||£1527||£809|
|3||Over 20 sq metres||£2274||£1182|
The licence must be renewed every year.
There is a special annual fee of £100 for charities, regardless of the area involved.
There are additional charges for Patio Heaters.