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Sunday Trading

LICENCE SUMMARY

If you run a large shop (eg one which has more than 280 square metres retail floor space), you can only open for trade on Sundays between 1pm and 6pm.

However, if you run a large shop that is situated in a holiday resort you may give notice to the district council for that area specifying up to 18 Sundays in a year where your shop will be exempt from that rule.

This exemption only applies to Sundays (other than Easter Sunday) that fall between 1 March and 30 September in any calendar year.


‚ÄčELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The council must have first designated an area/s as a Holiday Resort.

Only those shops currently classified as large shops (floor space over 280m2) may avail of this exemption. (small shops are already exempt from Sunday closing hours)

The former Derry City Council area has been designated as a holiday resort.


REGULATION SUMMARY

Sunday Trading legislation


APPLICATION EVALUATION PROCESS

No provision in legislation.


WILL TACIT CONSENT APPLY?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from Derry City and Strabane District Council within 14 days of the submission of a completed application.


APPLY ONLINE

Download Sunday Trading application form


FORMS TO DOWNLOAD, PRINT OR POST

Notification of Sunday Trading


PUBLIC REGISTER

Every district council shall keep a register of shops in its district in respect of which a notice under this legislation has effect. A public register is available in the:

Environmental Health Department
Derry City and Strabane District Council

  • 98 Strand Road, Derry,
  • 47 Derry Road, Strabane, BT82 8DY

Tel: 02871253253
Email: [email protected]


FAILED APPLICATION PROCESS

You are advised to take up any issue with Derry City and Strabane District Council in the first instance using the details given above.


LICENCE HOLDER REDRESS

Please contact Derry City and Strabane District Council in the first instance using the details given above.


CONSUMER COMPLAINT

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the operator by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Advice Guide will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.


OTHER REDRESS

Any complaints on how a premises is operated, or if they are operating outside of permitted hours, should be made directly to the Environmental Health Department.


TRADE ASSOCIATIONS

None.


CONTACT DETAILS

Environmental Health Department
Derry City and Strabane District Council

  • 98 Strand Road, Derry,
  • 47 Derry Road, Strabane, BT82 8DY

Tel: 02871253253
Email [email protected]