You could receive an unlimited fine or go to prison, or both, if you carry out licensable activities without a proper licence.
You should also contact us if your event involves any of the following:
If you intend to hold an event on Council land you will need to contact the Property Team
Organisations and individuals who want to provide types of entertainment or sell alcohol may require a licence or other authorisation from the local authority.
Our Licensing Team issues licences, registrations and permits for a wide range of activities with the aim of ensuring the safety of the public.
We also have monitoring systems in place to detect and prevent unlicensed activities. As well as this enforcement regime, we also take part in education and information initiatives for licensees and their staff aimed at improving their awareness of public safety issues.
Examples of when licences or permits may be required