Keeping the noise down!
Our unique Licensing Advice Project has reported another busy year supporting and empowering residents to deal with a range of licensing and public nuisance issues. The project represented individuals and groups of residents, amenity societies and residents’ associations.
Presenting the 2016 annual report to Westminster Council’s Licensing Committee on 22 March, Licensing Adviser Richard Brown reported that 126 new cases had been opened and he had represented 38 clients at hearings.
The cases included new applications and variations of licenses under the 2003 Licensing Act and the 2005 Gambling Act, as well as anti-social behaviour and other public nuisance issues.
Richard had also responded to a number of consultations and had given written and oral evidence to the House of Lords’ Select Committee on Licensing.
The value of the project was acknowledged in the Institute of Alcohol Studies 2016 report: Licensing Act 2003- its uses and abuses. The report referred to the project as a “best practice” example of good engagement facilitated by a local authority.
“We look forward to continuing to meet the needs of the local community by providing tailored, specialist, pragmatic advice, information and representation in 2017,”says Richard.
Read the full annual report: Annual Activity Report 2016
For further information on how our Licensing Project can help you go to our dedicated website: http://www.licensingadvice.org.