Licensing is much more than just application forms and policies, it affects us all. The Licensing Act 2003 plays an important role in the prevention of crime, disorder and public nuisance. It gives you the chance to have a say and be more involved in your community.
Licensing gives you the opportunity to have more freedom and choice about how you spend your leisure time, cracks down on unfair trading as well as safeguarding local businesses so they don't fall foul of the law. We are responsible for processing and issuing different types of licences for businesses, charities and community groups.
The range of licences we issue cover areas like animal establishments, car boot sales, entertainment, gambling, and alcohol. Although there are some licences that we do not deal with we have tried to provide as much information about them as possible by directing you to the correct governing body or agency.