Changes to mo­bile trad­ing by-laws

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Mi­nor changes to a by­law af­fect­ing Waipa¯ ’s mo­bile traders have been made af­ter coun­cil­lors asked for more clar­i­fi­ca­tion on where and when traders could op­er­ate.

A new Pub­lic Places By­law was adopted at last week’s Waipa¯ District Coun­cil meet­ing.

It means mo­bile traders can only op­er­ate in Waipa¯ from ap­proved trad­ing sites and only dur­ing times of the day and days of the week spec­i­fied in their per­mits.

Mo­bile traders will con­tinue to be able to op­er­ate in Vic­to­ria Street in Cam­bridge op­po­site the Town Hall, but there will be lim­its on how many traders can be there at one time and per­mits for spec­i­fied time pe­ri­ods.

The same rules will ap­ply at all sites across the district with is­sues like road safety, cus­tomer safety and park­ing needs all taken into ac­count.

Mo­bile trad­ing ve­hi­cles can­not park on berms or foot­paths (un­less ex­pressly al­lowed by the per­mit) or block ac­cess to pri­vate prop­erty.

A new clause will also pro­hibit mo­bile traders sell­ing items like al­co­hol, to­bacco and fire­works that have statu­tory age re­stric­tions.

The changes were made fol­low­ing con­sul­ta­tion with the com­mu­nity in June and July of this year.

Pro­posed changes to the Pub­lic

Photo / Bethany Rol­ston

The Fish Van, which parks in Lyon St in Ki­hik­ihi on Mon­days, is happy with the mi­nor changes to a by­law af­fect­ing Waipa¯ ’s mo­bile traders.

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