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Leafleting and Sampling


You​​ will need a permit to engage in leafleting or sampling in Cardiff City centre.

A permit costs £250 per day plus VAT.

To apply you will need to complete a permit application form​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window​.

  • You are only permitted to leaflet or sample in the areas and streets assigned to you by City Centre Management, this can be found on your permit.
  • You are allowed up to a maximum of 6 people on each day.
  • Please provide a copy of your permit to every member of staff - you may be asked to present a copy to Cardiff Council staff or South Wales Police during your activity.
  • You are permitted to walk along pedestrianised areas offering your flyers or samples to passers by.
  • You are not allowed under any circumstances to stop people or obstruct their path. 
  • You are permitted to offer a flyer or sample and indicate to a passerby what it contains, if people are not interested you must leave them alone.
  • You must manage your litter - if your flyers or samples are found to be discarded or disposed of on our streets, you could be fined by the Cardiff Council Cleansing team.
  • Under no circumstances are you permitted to set up an activity site or stationary leafleting or sampling location - you will need a different permit for this activity.
  • Shouting and loud music are strictly prohibited.
  • Food samples must be bite size only. Drinks no larger than 150ml.

If you are found to be breaking any of the above rules, Cardiff City Centre Management, Cardiff Council, and South Wales Police reserve the right to stop your activity and remove you. 

City Centre Management and Cardiff Council staff patrol the streets on a daily basis, we also monitor CCTV.


Cardiff City Centre Management

Tel: 029 2087 3826 (Mon - Fri 9am-5pm) 

South Wales Police

Tel: 02920 222111


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