Sedgemoor District Council (the Council) is the licensing authority under the Licensing Act 2003 (the Act). It is empowered to administer the following in respect of the sale and/or supply of alcohol, the provision of regulated entertainment and late night refreshment within the District:
The Licensing Act 2003 requires the Council to prepare and publish a Statement of Licensing Policy and to review this every five years. The Policy sets out how the Council will handle/administer applications made under the Licensing Act 2003 and how it expects applicants to promote the licensing objectives of:
The policy will be reviewed as necessary and at least every five years.
The Gambling Act 2005 requires the Council to prepare and publish a Statement of Licensing Policy every three years. The Policy sets out how the Council will handle/administer applications made under the Gambling Act 2005 having regard to the limitations placed upon the Council by the Act. Under the Act the Council must aim to permit the use of the premises in so far as it thinks it is in accordance with any relevant code practice issued by the Gambling Commission; any relevant guidance issued by the Gambling Commission; reasonably consistent with the licensing objectives of:
Sedgemoor District Council has approved its Gambling Policy for the three year period effective from 31st January 2019, following a period of public consultation. The Policy will be published by 31st December 2018 and is available to view here Statement of Gambling Policy [947.23KB]
The Council's Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy sets out how the Council will promote the following objectives:
The Taxi policy will be regularly reviewed.
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