National Licensing Week takes place from Monday 18 June to Friday 22 June 2018, Stockton Council’s Licensing Officers will be raising awareness of the impact licensing has.
The programme of activity will focus on the themes for this years National Licensing week which are:
Monday 18 June 2018 Positive Partnerships
Tuesday 19 June 2018 Tourism and Leisure
Wednesday 20 June 2018 Home and Family (which includes safeguarding)
Thursday 21 June 2018 Night Time
Friday 22 June 2018 Business and Licensing
The Council’s Licensing Team will be joining in with the week, tweeting daily using #NLW2018 and looking at along with partners and other stakeholders the areas licensing is involved in using the daily themes as a starting point.
Licensing plays a vital role in supporting businesses, enabling high standards and keeping the public safe. Licensing work closely with the various trades including pubs, clubs, arcades, betting shops, charities and taxis please watch the video above to see the full range of licensing services we offer.
The overarching theme for the week is ‘licensing is everywhere’, as despite its role in everyday life, licensing often goes unnoticed. The aim of this campaign is to change that perception.
Here in Stockton, a small team of officers support pre-application advice working with others as appropriate, deal with licensing enquiries, process applications, enforce the law and deal with complaints from members of the public regarding licensed premises or activities.
There are many areas of life covered by licensing and we hope to provide you with more information of what we do throughout #NLW2018.
Follow #NLW2018 @stocktoncouncil on Twitter to find out more about how Stockton and other licensing teams throughout the country are promoting the work they undertake.
The council’s website also includes information about how to apply for licences and permits and how members of the public can comment on current applications.
For further information on National Licensing Licensing Week 2018, please read 'A day in the life of Licensing Lawyer', this publication gives an insight into the role of Licensing Lawyers and the changes that have happened since the act was first introduced in 2003.