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 Type 2017/182018/192019/20
Complaints Relating to Licensed Premises 96 6481
Complaints Relating to Licensed Animal Premises1057
Complaints Relating to Gambling958
Complaints Relating to Taxis 99 7468

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 Type2017/182018/192019/20
New Premises Licence Applications19 1616
Notifications to Change a Premises Licence14100
Applications to Transfer a Premises Licence 313530
Applications to Vary a Premises Licence 10 17
Applications to Vary a DPS at a Licensed Premises 96 8477
Applications for a Minor Variation9 155
Premises Licences Surrendered9 71
New Club Premises Certificate Applications0 11
New Personal Alcohol Licence Applications 79 9669
Temporary Event Notifications Received 771 709706

Gambling Applications

This table shows the number of applications received by the Licensing Team in relation to Gambling over the last 3 years.
 Application Type2017/182018/192019/20
 New Lottery Applications23 2318
 Applications to renew a Lottery888893
Notification of Games Machines at a Licensed Premises842
New Applications for Games Machine at a Licensed Premises2 00
New Applications for Bingo010
New Applications for a Club Gaming/Machine Permit 1 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 Type2017/182018/19 2019/20
New Applications for Hackney Carriage Vehicles 33 3716
Applications to Renew a Hackney Carriage Vehicle 118 117128
Applications to Change a Hackney Carriage Vehicle 22 137
Applications to Transfer Ownership of a Hackney Carriage Vehicle6914
New Applications for a Private Hire Vehicle 65 7053
Applications to Renew a Private Hire Vehicle 200 209191
Applications to Change a Private Hire Vehicle53 2830
Applications to Transfer Ownership of a Private Hire Vehicle 4 29
New Applications for Private Hire Operators 9126
Applications to Renew a Private Hire Operator22 1422
New Applications for Dual Drivers27 4333
Applications to Renew a Dual Driver111 136121

 Animal Licensing Applications

This table shows the number of applications received by the Licensing Team in relation to animals in the last 3 years.
Application Type 2017/182018/192019/20
New Animal Boarding Applications 2 2N/A
Applications to Renew Animal Boarding 22N/AN/A
New Applications for Boarding for Cats N/A 163
New Applications for Boarding for Dogs in KennelsN/A 90
Applications to Renew Dangerous Wild Animals201
New Applications for Home Boarding for Dogs121013
Applications to Renew Home Boarding for Dogs28392
 New Applications for Breeding of Dogs 1 15
Applications to Renew Breeding of Dogs130
New Home Boarding Applications1012N/A
Applications to Renew Home Boarding 26 28N/A
New Pet Shop Applications 1 1N/A
Applications to Renew a Pet Shop 8N/AN/A
New Applications for Selling Animals as Pets N/A N/A1
New Riding Establishment Applications2 2N/A
Applications to Renew a Riding Establishment 1515N/A
New Applications for Hiring Out Horses15151

 Charity Applications

This table shows the number of applications received by the Licensing Team in relation to Charities in the last 3 years.
Application Type2017/182018/192019/20
Applications for House to House Collections 371917
Applications for Street Collections463335

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 Licences551
 Club Premises Certificates54
 Personal Alcohol Licence Holders2,153
 Dual Driver Licence Holders431
 Hackney Carriage Vehicles143
 Private Hire Vehicles254
 Private Hire Operators88
Selling Animals as Pets11
 Hiring Out Horses17
 Home Boarding for Dogs46
Animals for Exhibition5
 Dangerous Wild Animal Licences2
 Zoos2
 Non Track Gambling6
Gaming Machines at Licences Premises88
 Bingo1
 Club Machine Permits13
Small Society Lotteries129
Scrap Metal Dealer23
Scrap Metal Site9