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Individuals and businesses need licences from the Council to do a number of activities.
Our licensing policy shows how we make decisions about applications for licences that involve alcohol, entertainment and late night refreshment. It is based on the Licensing Act 2003 and is effective from 1 August 2018 for a maximum of 5 years.
On this page:
- Pay your annual licence fee
- Licence copies
- Update details on a licence you already have
- Alcohol, regulated entertainment and late night refreshment licences
- Temporary event notices (TENs)
- Market and shop front trading licences
- Highways and skip licences
- Massage and special treatment (MST) licence
- Property licensing
- Gambling licence
- Sex establishment licences
- Other licences
- Licensing public register
Premises such as pubs, bars, clubs, restaurants, takeaways and off-licences have to apply to the Council for a licence.
If you are charging for health or beauty treatments, like massages or manicures, you need a licence.
The licensing public register holds details of current liquor licences and skip licences issued by the Council. It also holds details of licence applications currently being processed.