Business Licences and Street Trading

The Licensing Service

The Licensing service is responsible for the administration and enforcement of most of the Council's licensing functions. These functions fall into 7 main categories:-

There are other minor licensing functions such as acupuncture and activities such as ear piercing, tattooing and the licensing of sex establishments.

The functions are varied but all have in common the need to be licensed to undertake the activity and the need for regulation to ensure the terms of the licence are complied with.

The Licensing Team can be contacted on 01785 619745 or via email on

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