You can still apply for a ‘Pavement License’ at a cost of £100.00.
It will allow you to have tables and chairs outside your establishment for your customers, and the government has extended this scheme until September 2023.
The application process will take 10 working days, excluding bank holidays. This includes five working days for public consultation and a further five working days to consider the application after the consultation period.Please apply using the link below:https://beta.lambeth.gov.uk/Business-rates-services-and-licensing/licensing-and-permits/Apply-change-or-pay-for-a-licence/Apply-for-a-licence/Apply-for-a-pavement-licence
If you have a next door neighbouring business who does not mind your cafe having tables in front of their premises as well as yours, this is also possible, Lambeth just need to see written permission from them.
To apply for your licence you will need to provide the following:
- Proof of address: copy of recent utility bill (gas/electricity/water), Council Tax bill, or bank/building society statement, dated within the last 3 months and in the name of the applicant
- Proof of photographic ID: copy of current photo driving licence, passport of the applicant
- Public liability insurance: copy of the section of your insurance document showing your company has public liability cover
- A sketch or layout of the area you wish to place your tables and chairs or other removable furniture. Please see guidance and considerations when preparing a sketch for a pavement licence.
You can find details of how to claim a refund on any previously purchased ‘Tables and chairs license’ on the Lambeth website.