Street Activities

To keep Huntingdon Town Centre a safe and enjoyable place to be, all street activities must follow the appropriate guidelines and legislation.

If you want to carry out an on-street activity then below is the Huntingdon First guide to the most commonly asked questions to help you plan your venture.

Please click each title for more information.

Promotional Activities

Huntingdon Town Centre is a great place for promotional activities. Whether the promotion is for charities, community groups or commercial purposes, Huntingdon is a popular location.

BID Huntingdon manages the permissions for promotional activities in Huntingdon Town Centre’s public areas.

For information on flyering or larger promotional activities, please contact BID Huntingdon on [email protected] or call 01480 450250.

Charity Promotions

If you would like to support your favourite charities with a charity collection in Huntingdon, you will need a permit from Huntingdonshire District Council. Please allow plenty of time to apply and be aware that only one permit is issued per day for the town.

Click here for full information at Huntingdonshire District Council’s website.

Charity Stall
Every Saturday there is the opportunity to occupy one charity stall adjacent to Huntingdon Market. Huntingdonshire District Council book the space and make all the arrangements.

Click here for full information at Huntingdonshire District Council’s website

Contact 01480 388388 for more information.

Busking
Licences are not issued for buskers in Huntingdon. BID Huntingdon and local businesses ask that you adhere to the busking guidelines to ensure that your visit to Huntingdon is a successful one and does not interfere with local residents, businesses and visitors.

If you are a street entertainer whose act can be heard as well as seen, please consider the following advice:

  • Don’t outstay your welcome! Do not stay in the same place for too long – you should aim to move on to an entirely different location at least every 60 minutes
  • The indiscriminate use of amplifiers is actively discouraged – if you use an amplifier, you must control the volume so that it is audible only to passers-by in the immediate vicinity, not in adjacent shop or office premises
  • Make sure that you do not cause an obstruction in the street – keep clear of doorways, street furniture and telephone boxes, and leave space for wheelchairs and pushchairs to pass.
  • The selling of CDs/DVDs or any other merchandise is strictly forbidden, as this constitutes illegal street trading, and your goods can be seized.

If you adhere to this advice, the likelihood of complaints being made about you is greatly reduced.

BID Huntingdon does book performers for Town Centre events. If you are interested in being considered, please contact [email protected]

Selling on the street
Please contact Huntingdonshire District Council for the full information and advice.