Monday, October 21, 2019

Have your say on proposed changes to licensing policy

There is still time to give your views on the document the Borough Council uses when licensing pubs, bars and other licensed operations across West Lancashire.

We are asking for comments on our draft Licensing Policy to ensure it reflects the opinions of residents and all businesses – not just licensed premises – within the Borough.

Proposed amendments include changes to the licence review process to set out explicit expectations for licence breaches and/or criminal activity, and a clearer definition of public nuisance to help us when examining contested applications. The draft policy can be found on the Council’s website at www.westlancs.gov.uk/licensing and you have until 31 October to give your views.

Councillor Kevin Wright, Portfolio Holder for Health and Community Safety said: “We want to thank everyone who has commented on the draft policy so far. We would encourage others to have their say as it is essential that we get as much feedback from local people and businesses as possible."

A limited number of paper copies of the draft policy are available on request. You can submit your views via email licensing.enquiries@westlancs.gov.uk or in writing to West Lancashire Borough Council Licensing Service, Robert Hodge Centre, Stanley Way, Skelmersdale WN8 8EE.

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