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Residents urged to report unlicensed ice-cream vans

People in Peterborough are urged to look out for unlicensed ice cream vans 
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Public in Peterborough urged to report unlicensed ice cream vans

Peterborough City Council licences ice cream vans that trade across the city and as part of that licence the vehicles are required to be of roadworthy condition with full insurance and a valid MOT. 

Vehicles undergo regular food hygiene checks and licensed ice cream traders are all DBS vetted and checked to ensure they have a valid driving licence.    

Once licensed, an ice cream van is issued with a dark green plate that is fixed to the rear of the vehicle. The dark green plate contains the council logo, the plate number and the vehicle registration of the ice cream van.    

Cllr Steve Allen, deputy leader and cabinet member for housing, culture and communities, said: “Residents are urged not to purchase ice creams from any van that does not display a valid dark green plate and are encouraged to report such vehicles to the council by providing the name on the van and the vehicle registration to our Licensing Team.” 

The Licensing Team can be contacted by email at licensing@peterborough,gov.uk  or by telephone on 01733 453491.