New pavement licences for bars, cafes and restaurants – time to get your applications in

Bars, cafes and restaurants in Telford and Wrekin are being encouraged to apply for a pavement licence to put tables and chairs outside on their adjacent highway ready for when they reopen their doors, currently pencilled in for 12 April 2021.

New pavement licences for bars, cafes and restaurants – time to get your applications in

A pavement licence scheme was first introduced by the Government in July 2020 to help businesses safely operate outdoors in line with social distancing. This scheme, initially running until September 2021, is likely to be extended by a further 12 months and run through until 30 September 2022.

Licences currently cost £100, but Telford & Wrekin Council is reducing the fee to £50 for anyone who applies before 30 June. 

Cllr Richard Overton, Telford & Wrekin Council cabinet member for licensing, said: “These licences offer a real opportunity for businesses to extend outdoors and increase their capacity in a Covid safe way. I think we are all looking forward to seeing them reopen, and we’re keen to do all we can to support them to do so safely and to prosper. 

“The usual cost of a licence is £100, but we’re offering them at £50 until the end of June to support our high streets and local business, so please take advantage of the discounted price if you are thinking of applying.”

More information and apply here. For further information email

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