Wealden District Council
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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 Type2018/192019/202020/212021/22
Complaints Relating to Licensed Premises648113093
Complaints Relating to Licensed Animal Premises57410
Complaints Relating to Gambling5885
Complaints Relating to Taxis 746810292

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 Type2018/192019/202020/212021/22
New Premises Licence Applications16 163429
Notifications to Change a Premises Licence10001
Applications to Transfer a Premises Licence 35302027
Applications to Vary a Premises Licence 1 744
Applications to Vary a DPS at a Licensed Premises 84 775567
Applications for a Minor Variation9 1587
Premises Licences Surrendered9 700
New Club Premises Certificate Applications0 111
New Personal Alcohol Licence Applications 79 965663
Temporary Event Notifications Received 771 70998338

Gambling Applications

This table shows the number of applications received by the Licensing Team in relation to Gambling over the last 3 years.
 Application Type2018/192019/202020/212021/22
 New Lottery Applications23 181719
 Applications to renew a Lottery88937778
Notification of Games Machines at a Licensed Premises4224
New Applications for Games Machine at a Licensed Premises0 000
New Applications for Bingo1000
New Applications for a Club Gaming/Machine Permit 0 000

 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 2021/22
New Applications for Hackney Carriage Vehicles37161227
Applications to Renew a Hackney Carriage Vehicle117128112101
Applications to Change a Hackney Carriage Vehicle 13 734
Applications to Transfer Ownership of a Hackney Carriage Vehicle91442
New Applications for a Private Hire Vehicle 70 532030
Applications to Renew a Private Hire Vehicle 209 191171153
Applications to Change a Private Hire Vehicle28 3053
Applications to Transfer Ownership of a Private Hire Vehicle 2 923
New Applications for Private Hire Operators 12631
Applications to Renew a Private Hire Operator14 222218
New Applications for Dual Drivers43 331019
Applications to Renew a Dual Driver136 12174106

 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 2018/192019/202020/212021/22
New Animal Boarding Applications 2N/AN/AN/A
Applications to Renew Animal BoardingN/AN/AN/AN/A
New Applications for Boarding for Cats 16 300
New Applications to Renew Boarding for CatsN/AN/A32
Applications to Renew Dangerous Wild Animals0111
New Applications for Home Boarding for Dogs1013510
Applications to Renew Home Boarding for Dogs392412
 New Applications for Breeding of Dogs 1 515
Applications to Renew Breeding of Dogs3003
New Home Boarding Applications12N/AN/AN/A
Applications to Renew Home Boarding 28N/AN/AN/A
New Pet Shop Applications 1N/AN/AN/A
Applications to Renew a Pet ShopN/AN/AN/AN/A
New Applications for Selling Animals as Pets N/A100
Applications to Renew Selling Animals as Pets N/A143
Applications to Renew a Riding Establishment 15N/AN/AN/A
New Applications for Hiring Out Horses15101
Applications to Renew Hiring Out HorsesN/A049

 Charity Applications

This table shows the number of applications received by the Licensing Team in relation to Charities in the last 3 years.
Application Type2018/192019/202020/212021/22
Applications for House to House Collections 19171510
Applications for Street Collections33351722

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 Licences585
 Club Premises Certificates54
 Personal Alcohol Licence Holders2,300
 Dual Driver Licence Holders311
 Hackney Carriage Vehicles119
 Private Hire Vehicles166
 Private Hire Operators72
Selling Animals as Pets11
 Hiring Out Horses15
 Boarding for Cats15
 Boarding in kennels for Dogs5
 Dog breeding9
Dog Day Care2
Home Boarding for Dogs54
Animals for Exhibition4
 Dangerous Wild Animal Licences2
 Zoos2
 Non Track Gambling5
Gaming Machines at Licences Premises88
 Bingo1
 Club Machine Permits13
Small Society Lotteries132
Scrap Metal Dealer23
Scrap Metal Site9