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The Licensing Service is responsible for the licensing of a wide variety of activities, events and services, most of which we encounter in our day to day life.

Licensing upholds a high standard to protect the public by ensuring licence holders are fit and proper persons to carry out the licensing activity and to set and maintain standards expected of licence holders.

Licenses include:

  • Alcohol and Entertainment
  • Animals
  • Charity Collections
  • Taxis
  • Gambling



Licensing plays an important role in the prevention of crime, disorder and public nuisance as well as preventing unfair trading and safeguarding local businesses and community groups. It gives you the chance to have a say and be more involved in your community.


Local Authority Licensing Services

To apply or renew a licence please visit your local authority website.