A BURGER van which has become a hit with residents has been given the green light to operate on a temporary basis. 

Lee Gurney, from Bracknell, put his life savings into the van, named ‘Only Food and Sauces’. 

The van sells a variety of food items, and operates in the car park of Bracknell Town Football Club. However, councillors originally had objections to Mr Gurney obtaining his street trading license, meaning he could not operate. 

Now, however, Mr Gurney - who set up the business to help those around him and give something back to the local community - has had a victory as councillors overturned their objections.

Mr Gurney, delighted, explained that he immediately called his mother after he was told of the decision. 

He said: “I could not believe it when I was told, I was just so delighted. I set up the van to give something back to the local community, I’ve lived here all my life and love Bracknell, and I just wanted to do something to give back.”

Cllr Iain McCracken, chairman of the Joint Public Protection Committee, said: “With reference to ‘Only Food and Sauces’ we were informed this morning (August 21, 2018) that the objection for the application for street trading consent has been withdrawn as some of the concerns have been addressed.

"The Public Protection Partnership is now in a position to issue a conditional consent immediately for an initial one month trial in order to review the consent at a later date if any issues arise.”