Details of current Selective licensing schemes.
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The council has the power to introduce additional licensing under Part II of the Housing Act 2004. Additional licensing applies to certain Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) that fall outside the scope of the mandatory HMO licensing scheme.
Applications for licences are listed below:
Taxis have been licensed for more than 150 years – the legislation for hackney carriages pre dates the invention of the motor car dating back to 1847 – and private hire vehicles were first licensed almost 40 years ago.
All sales of alcohol must be made by, or under the authority of, a personal licence holder.
The statement of licensing policy aims to secure public safety, protect children from harm, prevent public nuisance and prevent crime and disorder whilst encouraging a sustainable leisure and entertainment industry.
The licensing service has specialist enforcement officers whose job it is to enforce the licences issued by the council.
A club gaming permit allow for the provision of no more than three gaming machines (these may be from categories B3A, B4, C or D - see categories below).
Temporary Event Notice's can be used to authorise small scale events held in any premises, both indoor and outdoor.