All food market traders must complete the food market trader's questionnaire before they start trading at a Lambeth market. The questionnaire must be completed by all types of food market traders, including retailers of produce such as fruit and vegetables, drinks and cheese.

Read our guide for food market traders and the guidance included in section 3 before submitting the questionnaire. The completed form should be returned to this Authority a minimum of 28 days before the event or the date you wish to commence trading at one of our markets. Incomplete questionnaires and documentation will be rejected.

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Who can use this service

This questionnaire must be completed in full by all food traders wishing to attend an event or market in Lambeth borough including:

  • hot food traders
  • bar and drink vendors
  • food produce retailers (fruit, vegetables, meat, deli, cakes, breads, jams, chutneys, etc)

Food traders must have achieved a Food Hygiene Rating of three or more to operate at a Lambeth event or market. If your business is exempt from the Food Hygiene Rating scheme then include details of your exemption with the questionnaire.

What you need to know...

Please complete all parts of this questionnaire with as much detail as possible, failure to return a completed questionnaire could result in the delay or disqualification from trading at a Lambeth market.

Document checklist

You must send the following documents to support your food traders questionnaire:

  • Gas Safe Certificate (for LPG appliances)
  • Proof of public liability insurance (minimum £5m public liability cover)
  • Food Hygiene Training Certificate
  • Menu and/or brief product description

Please only submit your questionnaire once you have all of the relevant documentation in place. Incomplete questionnaire and documentation will be rejected.

  • Other additional documentation may also be requested upon on your questionnaire.

Please note: - the Food, Health and Safety Team do not allocate pitches or stalls at events or markets. Food business operators should contact the relevant market/event organiser to discuss pitch availability in the first instance. A contact list for Lambeth Markets/Events can be found in section 4.

Where to send

Return the completed form at least four weeks (28 days) before you wish to start trading, to:

Post it to:
London Borough of Lambeth
Food Health and Safety Team
PO Box 734
Winchester SO23 5DG



Email: foodhealthandsafety@lambeth.gov.uk