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  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
Complaints Relating to Licensed Premises  80  96 64
Complaints Relating to Licensed Animal Premises 7 10 5
Complaints Relating to Gambling 3 9 5
Complaints Relating to Taxis  127  99 74

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 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
New Premises Licence Applications 24  19 16
Notifications to Change a Premises Licence 6 14 10
Applications to Transfer a Premises Licence  21 31 35
Applications to Vary a Premises Licence  5  10 1
Applications to Vary a DPS at a Licensed Premises  91  96 84
Applications for a Minor Variation 12  9 15
Premises Licences Surrendered 0  9 7
New Club Premises Certificate Applications 0  0 1
New Personal Alcohol Licence Applications  91  79 96
Temporary Event Notifications Received  740  771 709

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 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
 New Lottery Applications 17  23 23
 Applications to renew a Lottery 106 88 88
Notification of Games Machines at a Licensed Premises 1 8 4
New Applications for Games Machine at a Licensed Premises 0  2 0
New Applications for Bingo 0 0 1
New Applications for a Club Gaming/Machine Permit  1  1 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 2016/17 2017/18  2018/19
New Applications for Hackney Carriage Vehicles  29  33 37
Applications to Renew a Hackney Carriage Vehicle  124  118 117
Applications to Change a Hackney Carriage Vehicle  33  22 13
Applications to Transfer Ownership of a Hackney Carriage Vehicle 3 6 9
New Applications for a Private Hire Vehicle  60  65 70
Applications to Renew a Private Hire Vehicle  232  200 209
Applications to Change a Private Hire Vehicle 54  53 28
Applications to Transfer Ownership of a Private Hire Vehicle  5  4 2
New Applications for Private Hire Operators  3 9 12
Applications to Renew a Private Hire Operator 30  22 14
New Applications for Dual Drivers 43  27 43
Applications to Renew a Dual Driver 142  111 136

 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  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
New Animal Boarding Applications  1  2 2
Applications to Renew Animal Boarding  23 22 N/A
New Applications for Boarding for Cats  N/A  N/A 16
New Applications for Boarding for Dogs in Kennels N/A  N/A 9
Applications to Renew Dangerous Wild Animals 1 2 0
New Applications for Home Boarding for Dogs 10 12 10
Applications to Renew Home Boarding for Dogs 26 28 39
 New Applications for Breeding of Dogs  0  1 1
Applications to Renew Breeding of Dogs 1 1 3
New Home Boarding Applications 10 10 12
Applications to Renew Home Boarding  23  26 28
New Pet Shop Applications  3  1 1
Applications to Renew a Pet Shop  7  8 N/A
New Applications for Selling Animals as Pets  N/A  N/A 10
New Riding Establishment Applications 0  2 1
Applications to Renew a Riding Establishment  15 15 N/A
New Applications for Hiring Out Horses 16 15 14

 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 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
Applications for House to House Collections  32 37 19
Applications for Street Collections 45 46 33

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 589
 Club Premises Certificates 53
 Personal Alcohol Licence Holders 2,121
 Dual Driver Licence Holders 445
 Hackney Carriage Vehicles 147
 Private Hire Vehicles 274
 Private Hire Operators 90
Selling Animals as Pets 11
 Hiring Out Horses 17
 Home Boarding for Dogs 28
Animals for Exhibition 3
 Dangerous Wild Animal Licences 3
 Zoos 2
 Non Track Gambling 7
Gaming Machines at Licences Premises 89
 Bingo 1
 Club Machine Permits 13
Small Society Lotteries 116
Scrap Metal Collector 11
Scrap Metal Site 10