Licensing and regulation

Licensing team

Officers in the Licensing team are authorised to:

a)    enforce the provisions of the legislation listed on the officer’s authorisation in the Acts below.
b)    authenticate documents issued by them on behalf of the Council.
c)    serve Statutory Notices on behalf of the Council.


  1. Town Police Clauses Act 1847
  2. Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976
  3. Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982
  4. Licensing Act 2003
  5. Gambling Act 2005
  6. Police, Factories, etc (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1916
  7. Highways Act 1980
  8. Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994

Please note, not all officers are authorised to enforce all of the above listed legislation. Officers each have a Delegated Powers: Officer Authorisation, signed by the Assistant Director Housing and Public Protection, setting out the legislation that they are empowered to enforce.