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 Type 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Complaints Relating to Licensed Premises 64 81 130 93
Complaints Relating to Licensed Animal Premises 5 7 4 10
Complaints Relating to Gambling 5 8 8 5
Complaints Relating to Taxis  74 68 102 92

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 Type 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
New Premises Licence Applications 16  16 34 29
Notifications to Change a Premises Licence 10 0 0 1
Applications to Transfer a Premises Licence  35 30 20 27
Applications to Vary a Premises Licence  1  7 4 4
Applications to Vary a DPS at a Licensed Premises  84  77 55 67
Applications for a Minor Variation 9  15 8 7
Premises Licences Surrendered 9  7 0 0
New Club Premises Certificate Applications 0  1 1 1
New Personal Alcohol Licence Applications  79  96 56 63
Temporary Event Notifications Received  771  709 98 338

Gambling Applications

This table shows the number of applications received by the Licensing Team in relation to Gambling over the last 3 years.
 Application Type 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
 New Lottery Applications 23  18 17 19
 Applications to renew a Lottery 88 93 77 78
Notification of Games Machines at a Licensed Premises 4 2 2 4
New Applications for Games Machine at a Licensed Premises 0  0 0 0
New Applications for Bingo 1 0 0 0
New Applications for a Club Gaming/Machine Permit  0  0 0 0

 Taxi Applications

This table shows the number of applications received by the Licensing Team in relation to taxis in the last 3 years.
Application Type 2018/19 2019/20  2020/21  2021/22
New Applications for Hackney Carriage Vehicles 37 16 12 27
Applications to Renew a Hackney Carriage Vehicle 117 128 112 101
Applications to Change a Hackney Carriage Vehicle  13  7 3 4
Applications to Transfer Ownership of a Hackney Carriage Vehicle 9 14 4 2
New Applications for a Private Hire Vehicle  70  53 20 30
Applications to Renew a Private Hire Vehicle  209  191 171 153
Applications to Change a Private Hire Vehicle 28  30 5 3
Applications to Transfer Ownership of a Private Hire Vehicle  2  9 2 3
New Applications for Private Hire Operators  12 6 3 1
Applications to Renew a Private Hire Operator 14  22 22 18
New Applications for Dual Drivers 43  33 10 19
Applications to Renew a Dual Driver 136  121 74 106

 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  2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
New Animal Boarding Applications  2 N/A N/A N/A
Applications to Renew Animal Boarding N/A N/A N/A N/A
New Applications for Boarding for Cats  16  3 0 0
New Applications to Renew Boarding for Cats N/A N/A 3 2
Applications to Renew Dangerous Wild Animals 0 1 1 1
New Applications for Home Boarding for Dogs 10 13 5 10
Applications to Renew Home Boarding for Dogs 39 2 4 12
 New Applications for Breeding of Dogs  1  5 1 5
Applications to Renew Breeding of Dogs 3 0 0 3
New Home Boarding Applications 12 N/A N/A N/A
Applications to Renew Home Boarding  28 N/A N/A N/A
New Pet Shop Applications  1 N/A N/A N/A
Applications to Renew a Pet Shop N/A N/A N/A N/A
New Applications for Selling Animals as Pets  N/A 1 0 0
Applications to Renew Selling Animals as Pets  N/A 1 4 3
Applications to Renew a Riding Establishment  15 N/A N/A N/A
New Applications for Hiring Out Horses 15 1 0 1
Applications to Renew Hiring Out Horses N/A 0 4 9

 Charity Applications

This table shows the number of applications received by the Licensing Team in relation to Charities in the last 3 years.
Application Type 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Applications for House to House Collections  19 17 15 10
Applications for Street Collections 33 35 17 22

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 Licences 578
 Club Premises Certificates 54
 Personal Alcohol Licence Holders 2,259
 Dual Driver Licence Holders 309
 Hackney Carriage Vehicles 124
 Private Hire Vehicles 162
 Private Hire Operators 70
Selling Animals as Pets 11
 Hiring Out Horses 16
 Boarding for Cats 15
 Boarding in kennels for Dogs 6
 Dog breeding 11
Dog Day Care 1
Home Boarding for Dogs 48
Animals for Exhibition 5
 Dangerous Wild Animal Licences 2
 Zoos 2
 Non Track Gambling 5
Gaming Machines at Licences Premises 88
 Bingo 1
 Club Machine Permits 13
Small Society Lotteries 123
Scrap Metal Dealer 23
Scrap Metal Site 9