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Aberdeen food traders’ anger forces council to have potential plans scrapped

by User Not Found | Nov 08, 2017
Collective action stops plans to have traders move food vans at the end of each day

Recent plans by Aberdeen City Council’s licensing department to make several unwelcome changes to street trading rules have been scrapped, much to the delight of the city’s traders. Had they been approved, the council’s plans would have seen street traders forced to move their food trucks from pitches at the end of every day’s trade. Several traders objected to the proposal and attended the council meeting on November 7th where councillors threw out the consultation within mere minutes.

And the good news didn’t stop there. Restrictions that had been in place since 2011, preventing traders from operating within a 400m radius of city schools, were also dropped at the same meeting. There had been several complaints over pupils leaving school premises to visit food trucks more than 400m away, which led to the eventual dropping of the rules.

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