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 2016/172017/182018/19
Complaints Relating to Licensed Premises 80 9664
Complaints Relating to Licensed Animal Premises7105
Complaints Relating to Gambling395
Complaints Relating to Taxis 127 9974

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 Type2016/172017/182018/19
New Premises Licence Applications24 1916
Notifications to Change a Premises Licence61410
Applications to Transfer a Premises Licence 213135
Applications to Vary a Premises Licence 5 101
Applications to Vary a DPS at a Licensed Premises 91 9684
Applications for a Minor Variation12 915
Premises Licences Surrendered0 97
New Club Premises Certificate Applications0 01
New Personal Alcohol Licence Applications 91 7996
Temporary Event Notifications Received 740 771709

Gambling Applications

This table shows the number of applications received by the Licensing Team in relation to Gambling over the last 3 years.
 Application Type2016/172017/182018/19
 New Lottery Applications17 2323
 Applications to renew a Lottery1068888
Notification of Games Machines at a Licensed Premises184
New Applications for Games Machine at a Licensed Premises0 20
New Applications for Bingo001
New Applications for a Club Gaming/Machine Permit 1 10

 Taxi Applications

This table shows the number of applications received by the Licensing Team in relation to taxis in the last 3 years.
Application Type2016/172017/18 2018/19
New Applications for Hackney Carriage Vehicles 29 3337
Applications to Renew a Hackney Carriage Vehicle 124 118117
Applications to Change a Hackney Carriage Vehicle 33 2213
Applications to Transfer Ownership of a Hackney Carriage Vehicle369
New Applications for a Private Hire Vehicle 60 6570
Applications to Renew a Private Hire Vehicle 232 200209
Applications to Change a Private Hire Vehicle54 5328
Applications to Transfer Ownership of a Private Hire Vehicle 5 42
New Applications for Private Hire Operators 3912
Applications to Renew a Private Hire Operator30 2214
New Applications for Dual Drivers43 2743
Applications to Renew a Dual Driver142 111136

 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 2016/172017/182018/19
New Animal Boarding Applications 1 22
Applications to Renew Animal Boarding 2322N/A
New Applications for Boarding for Cats N/A N/A16
New Applications for Boarding for Dogs in KennelsN/A N/A9
Applications to Renew Dangerous Wild Animals120
New Applications for Home Boarding for Dogs101210
Applications to Renew Home Boarding for Dogs262839
 New Applications for Breeding of Dogs 0 11
Applications to Renew Breeding of Dogs113
New Home Boarding Applications101012
Applications to Renew Home Boarding 23 2628
New Pet Shop Applications 3 11
Applications to Renew a Pet Shop 7 8N/A
New Applications for Selling Animals as Pets N/A N/A10
New Riding Establishment Applications0 21
Applications to Renew a Riding Establishment 1515N/A
New Applications for Hiring Out Horses161514

 Charity Applications

This table shows the number of applications received by the Licensing Team in relation to Charities in the last 3 years.
Application Type2016/172017/182018/19
Applications for House to House Collections 323719
Applications for Street Collections454633

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 Licences589
 Club Premises Certificates53
 Personal Alcohol Licence Holders2,121
 Dual Driver Licence Holders445
 Hackney Carriage Vehicles147
 Private Hire Vehicles274
 Private Hire Operators90
Selling Animals as Pets11
 Hiring Out Horses17
 Home Boarding for Dogs28
Animals for Exhibition3
 Dangerous Wild Animal Licences3
 Zoos2
 Non Track Gambling7
Gaming Machines at Licences Premises89
 Bingo1
 Club Machine Permits13
Small Society Lotteries116
Scrap Metal Collector11
Scrap Metal Site10