On 1 April 2019 Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council will be replaced by a single district council called West Suffolk Council. It will entirely replace the borough and district councils but will continue to deliver the same services while finding improved ways of supporting communities, businesses and the local economy. Over the next few weeks you may notice changes to the website, forms, letters and emails as we prepare for the creation of the new council.
Under the Licensing Act 2003, local authorities became responsible for the licensing of alcohol and certain types of entertainment. We ensure that all licensable activities are carried out responsibly and according to the four key licensing objectives which are:
You can view our statement of principles from the links below:
Businesses, organisations and individuals who want to provide types of entertainment may require a licence or other authorisation from
The types of businesses and organisations that need a licence for entertainment might include:
In particular a licence may be required by anyone that:
Information on whether you need approval to put on certain types of regulated entertainment can be found on Gov.uk - entertainment licensing