This includes most large shops such as supermarkets, DIY stores,
department stores and even some garden centres. Exemptions to the Act
include motor and cycle suppliers, petrol filling stations and
The city council has a legal duty to
enforce this legislation and opening could result in a hefty fine of
up to £50,000 for the owner of the shop.
Gail Lewis, Environmental Health
Officer for the city council, said "Peterborough City Council takes
the enforcement of this legislation very seriously and the appropriate
formal action will be taken against the owner of all shops found to be
Further information about Sunday
trading law is available from the Peterborough City Council's
Environmental Health Section on (01733) 453574.