Licensing Performance

The Licensing Team receive a very high number of applications each year, not just for new licences, but for renewals, variations and transfers of our existing licences.

We also receive complaints about our licensed premises.

Complaints

This table shows the number of complaints received by the Licensing Team in respect of Licensed Premises over the last 3 years.
 Complaint Type2018/192019/202020/21
Complaints Relating to Licensed Premises 6481130
Complaints Relating to Licensed Animal Premises574
Complaints Relating to Gambling588
Complaints Relating to Taxis 7468102

Applications

Alcohol and Entertainment Applications

This table shows the number of applications received by the Licensing Team in relation to alcohol and entertainment over the last 3 years.
 Application Type2018/192019/202020/21
New Premises Licence Applications16 1634
Notifications to Change a Premises Licence1000
Applications to Transfer a Premises Licence 353020
Applications to Vary a Premises Licence 1 74
Applications to Vary a DPS at a Licensed Premises 84 7755
Applications for a Minor Variation9 158
Premises Licences Surrendered9 70
New Club Premises Certificate Applications0 11
New Personal Alcohol Licence Applications 79 9656
Temporary Event Notifications Received 771 70998

Gambling Applications

This table shows the number of applications received by the Licensing Team in relation to Gambling over the last 3 years.
 Application Type2018/192019/202020/21
 New Lottery Applications23 1817
 Applications to renew a Lottery889377
Notification of Games Machines at a Licensed Premises422
New Applications for Games Machine at a Licensed Premises0 00
New Applications for Bingo100
New Applications for a Club Gaming/Machine Permit 0 00

 Taxi Applications

This table shows the number of applications received by the Licensing Team in relation to taxis in the last 3 years.
Application Type2018/192019/20 2020/21
New Applications for Hackney Carriage Vehicles 37 1612
Applications to Renew a Hackney Carriage Vehicle 117 128112
Applications to Change a Hackney Carriage Vehicle 13 73
Applications to Transfer Ownership of a Hackney Carriage Vehicle9144
New Applications for a Private Hire Vehicle 70 5320
Applications to Renew a Private Hire Vehicle 209 191171
Applications to Change a Private Hire Vehicle28 305
Applications to Transfer Ownership of a Private Hire Vehicle 2 92
New Applications for Private Hire Operators 1263
Applications to Renew a Private Hire Operator14 2222
New Applications for Dual Drivers43 3310
Applications to Renew a Dual Driver136 12174

 Animal Licensing Applications

New Applications for Boarding for Dogs in Kennels9 0

New Riding Establishment Applications2N/A

This table shows the number of applications received by the Licensing Team in relation to animals in the last 3 years.
Application Type 2018/192019/202020/21
New Animal Boarding Applications 2N/AN/A
Applications to Renew Animal BoardingN/AN/AN/A
New Applications for Boarding for Cats 16 30
New Applications to Renew Boarding for CatsN/AN/A3
Applications to Renew Dangerous Wild Animals011
New Applications for Home Boarding for Dogs10135
Applications to Renew Home Boarding for Dogs3924
 New Applications for Breeding of Dogs 1 51
Applications to Renew Breeding of Dogs300
New Home Boarding Applications12N/AN/A
Applications to Renew Home Boarding 28N/AN/A
New Pet Shop Applications 1N/AN/A
Applications to Renew a Pet ShopN/AN/AN/A
New Applications for Selling Animals as Pets N/A10
Applications to Renew Selling Animals as Pets N/A14
Applications to Renew a Riding Establishment 15N/AN/A
New Applications for Hiring Out Horses1510
Applications to Renew Hiring Out HorsesN/A04

 Charity Applications

This table shows the number of applications received by the Licensing Team in relation to Charities in the last 3 years.
Application Type2018/192019/202020/21
Applications for House to House Collections 191715
Applications for Street Collections333517

Live Licences

The number of Live Licences is constantly changing as new Licences are granted and older Licences surrendered or not renewed. As such we will update the table below with the number of Live Licences every quarter.

This table shows the number of current live licences in the Wealden district (updated every quarter).
 Licence Type Number of Live Licences
 Premises Licences571
 Club Premises Certificates54
 Personal Alcohol Licence Holders2,233
 Dual Driver Licence Holders348
 Hackney Carriage Vehicles123
 Private Hire Vehicles175
 Private Hire Operators78
Selling Animals as Pets11
 Hiring Out Horses17
 Boarding for Cats46
 Boarding in kennels for Dogs46
 Dog breeding10
Dog Day Care1
Home Boarding for Dogs46
Animals for Exhibition5
 Dangerous Wild Animal Licences2
 Zoos2
 Non Track Gambling5
Gaming Machines at Licences Premises87
 Bingo1
 Club Machine Permits13
Small Society Lotteries118
Scrap Metal Dealer23
Scrap Metal Site9