Licensing and gambling
Find and apply for licences for different commercial activities.
Common licensing enquiries
Licensing Act 2003
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic no one is in the office at the moment, so please apply online for a premises licence.
Other business licences
Non-Licensing Act 2003
Premises licences for gambling will be in addition to other licensing.
- Gambling Act 2005: An outline of the Gambling Act 2005 including the Gambling Policy (Statement of Principles) 2019 to 2021 (PDF 415KB)
- Gambling commission guidance
Local risk assessments
From 6 April 2016, it is a requirement of the Gambling Commission’s Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP), under Section 10, for licensees to assess the local risks to the licensing objectives posed by the provision of gambling facilities at their premises and have policies, procedures and control measures to mitigate those risks. In making risk assessments, licensees must take into account relevant matters identified in the gambling policy.
We have updated our gambling policy to include guidance on producing a risk assessment and using the local area profile, including what we would expect as a minimum.
The Local Area Profile (Microsoft Excel 1.4MB) is evidence based and maps local risks to the area.
Environmental Health Service standards
See our Environmental Health Service standards to find out what you can expect from the team.
The Council, as Licensing Authority, is carrying out a consultation exercise as part of the 5 year statutory review of its Statement of Licensing Policy 2021 Revised (SoLP) . The policy reflects national legislation and guidance and demonstrates how responsible authorities will operate at a local level. The council would like local stakeholders, residents and members of the public as well as statutory consultees and “responsible authorities” to have their say about the proposed policy.
The key changes, proposals and survey questions are detailed in the consultation overview and online survey. Your views will help to inform the revised policy, and therefore, I encourage you to complete the online survey. If you require a pdf copy of the consultation document please let me know.
Consultation lasts for 12 weeks, starting on the 20th July and closing on the 4th October 2020.