Casual Trading Kildare

Proposed Casual Trading Bye-Laws 2022, Kildare Newbridge Municipal District.

Notice of intention to make Bye-Laws

Kildare County Council

Casual Trading Bye-Laws 2022, Kildare Newbridge Municipal District

Kildare County Council proposes to make bye-laws under the Casual Trading Act 1995, to designate casual trading areas at the locations outlined below:

Designated Areas
Newbridge Liffey Linear Park
Newbridge Market Square, adjacent Eyre Street
Newbridge – Town Hall Adjacent
Newbridge Edward Street
Rathangan adjacent to junction Market Square/Chapel Street
Kilcullen Market Square
Monasterevin, Main Street
Kildare Town, Market Square

What does this mean for me?

Kildare County Council are introducing new bye-laws which allows them to manage the markets in Kildare and allocate new trading locations, which provides a great opportunity for traders in Kildare and its surrounds.

Currently there is an open market each Thursday in Kildare town which is currently unregulated. The council are looking to change this and provide some level of regulation to this market. As part of the proposals, they plan to be able to issue casual trading licences for pitches in the market which is not currently the case.

Traders will be able to apply for fixed pitches and will be charged a licence fee (proposed fee from €100.00 per annum) and they will also be required to provide liability insurance. The council are also proposing trading times of 08.00am to 14.00pm.

The council are also proposing to hold a night time market (17.30pm – 21.00pm) on Thursdays and a Sunday + Bank Holiday Monday market (10.00am –14.00pm) in the Town Square. While all trading opportunities are welcomed, we are conscious this may result over saturation of the trading environment in the town and believe more careful consideration of these proposals is required. (Members of IOMST can contact us to find out more…)

A copy of the draft Casual Trading Bye-Laws 2022 – Kildare Newbridge Municipal District may be viewed here

Submissions or observations on the proposed bye-laws may be made:

  • Online through this consultation portal OR
  • in writing to the Senior Executive Officer, Corporate Services Department, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co Kildare W91 X77F. 

Please make your submission by one medium only i.e. online or in hard copy.
E-mail or faxed submissions will not be accepted.

Closing date for receipt of submissions/observations is 5.00 p.m. on Friday 11 March 2022. Any submission received before the closing date will be considered in the making of the bye-laws

For more information click go to Kildare Council website below;

https://consult.kildarecoco.ie/en/consultation/proposed-casual-trading-bye-laws-2022-kildare-newbridge-municipal-district

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