Apply for a pavement café licence
You will require a pavement cafe (highway amenity) 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, for example, 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
The fee depends on the size of the area being used and the period:
|Licence type||Area of highway occupied||
| Seasonal fee
|Band 1||Up to 10 sq metres||£905.21||£449.82|
|Band 2||10-20 sq metres||£1768.41||£937.13|
|Band 3||Over 20 sq metres||£2632.77||£1396.31|
The licence must be renewed every year. Information on renewing the licence will be sent out to you one month in advance of the expiration of the licence.
There is a special annual fee of £100 for charities, regardless of the area involved.
There are additional charges for Patio Heaters.