Alcohol and Entertainment Open or Close
If your business provides any licensable activities - sell alcohol, hot food and drink, or provide certain types of public entertainment - you will need a licence from us. A public register is currently being compiled which will give details of all licences and certificates granted under the Licensing Act 2003.
A licensable activity can be:
- the sale of alcohol
- the supply of alcohol at a club
- the provision of regulated entertainment eg live or recorded music, dancing, indoor sporting event
- the provision of facilities to allow regulated entertainment to take place
- the provision of late night refreshment between 11 pm and 5 am.
There are four types of licences which you can apply for:
- If you sell alcohol, provide regulated entertainment, or late night refreshment, you should apply for a Premises Licence
- If you are a club that supplies alcohol, regulated entertainment, or late night refreshment, apply for a Club Premises Certificate
- If you supply or authorise the sale of alcohol, (other than in premises having a Club Premises Certificate) then you will need to apply for a Personal Licence
- If you are organising a small scale (less than 500 people) event and intend to sell alcohol/refreshments or provide regulated entertainment, then you will need to apply for a Temporary Event Notice (TEN).
The operators of licensed premises are required to actively promote the four licensing objectives:
- Prevention of crime and disorder
- Prevention of public nuisance
- Public safety
- Protection of children from harm
Any interested party or responsible authority may call for the review of a premises licence if they believe that the licensing objectives are not being promoted.
Calling for a Review
Application for a review must be made on the Licensing Review (115kb) application form and submitted to us at Licensing Team, Bolsover District Council, 2013 Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield , Derbyshire S42 6NG. Copies must also be sent on the same day to the premises licence holder and to each of the responsible authorities. Failure to send these copies may render the application as invalid.
Animal Open or Close
Please note that we are currently unable to provide the new forms and fees. We are working hard to provide these as soon as possible on the sites and they will also be sent to previous licence holders directly. Please accept our apologies for the delay.
Pet Shop - A pet shop application form must be accompanied by a fee of £69.00. The premises will be inspected by one of our officer's to ensure that any animals kept on the premises are kept in suitable conditions. The fee is reviewed on an annual basis and the details kept on a register. The fee for a pet shop wanting to sell dangerous wild animals is £84.00 plus vets fees.
Riding Establishment - If you wish to set up a business that keeps horses to let them out for hire for riding or riding instruction then please complete the application form. The licence fee is £84.00 (plus vet's fee) and will be issued subject to compliance with licence conditions and payment of the licence. These licenses are renewable annually and the details are kept on a register (23kb). We will arrange for the inspection of horses and premises by a veterinary surgeon to ensure the welfare of the horses and that the accommodation is suitable.
Dangerous Wild Animals - The keeping of exotic, dangerous and wild animals is controlled by the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 and includes animals such as some birds, carnivores, mammals, marsupials, primates, reptiles, snakes and spiders. The Act aims to ensure that where individuals keep dangerous wild animals, they do so in circumstances which create no risk to the public and safeguards the welfare of the animals. An application form together with the fee of £84.00 plus vets fees is required and the details are kept on a register.
Animal Boarding Licence - This licence covers catteries and kennels. You must complete an application form together with the fee of £69.00 (plus any veterinary inspection fees) and the details are kept on a register. The applicant must be able to demonstrate to us that the animals will, at all times, be kept in suitable accommodation and that they will be adequately supplied with suitable food, drink and bedding materials, adequately exercised, and visited at suitable intervals. The applicant must also take all reasonable precautions to prevent and control the spread of infectious or contagious diseases, including the provision of adequate isolation facilities and that appropriate measures will be taken to protect the animals in case of fire or other emergency, including the provision of suitable fire fighting equipment. A register containing a description of the animals received into the establishment, including the date of arrival and departure, and the name and address of the owner will be kept.
Breeding of Dogs - An application form must be completed plus a fee of £84.00 (plus vet's fees). Where a licence is granted, that licence and any subsequent licence will expire one year from the date on which is was granted and must be renewed before the date of expiry if the premises are to continue as a dog breeding establishment. The details are kept on a register.
For a copy of the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 and associated guidance documents for the relevant licensable Activities please see the table below.
Applications, Reviews and Variations Open or Close
As part of the Licensing Act 2003, we advertise applications for premises licenses, club premises certificates, variations and requests for reviews.
All applications are advertised for a period of 28 days, beginning the day after we have received the application. The exception to this is minor variations which are only advertised for 10 days. All current advertisements are displayed below.
Applicant: Dobbies Garden Centres plc
Dobbies Garden World, 4 High Wood Way, Barlborough. S43 4XN
Application for a full variation, details:
- To Vary the layout of the premises in accordance with plans supplied by applicant in order to allow the premises to display alcohol for sale within a new additional area.
- To remove the restriction which states that live music, recorded music and sale by retail of alcohol is limited to farm shop and restaurant.
Deadline date for objections: 22nd October 2018
To make a representation please contact the Licensing Department, details below
District Council Offices
2013 Mill Lane
Quote reference number - 18/01369/LAPL04
Business and Street Trading Open or Close
A charitable collection must not be held in any street or public place in Bolsover District without a street collection permit issued by us. Applications (264kb) should be made at least one month before the proposed date of the collection. The collection is subject to regulations relating to such matters as the minimum age of collectors and the safeguarding and auditing of proceeds.
Any person wishing to make an appeal to members of the public by means of a collection for charitable purposes, by way of house to house visits (including places of business, such as public houses) requires a licence (197kb) issued by us.
Certain charities holding Home Office Exemption Orders do not need a licence but must notify us of the collection dates and the specific areas to be covered by the collection.
All collectors must wear a badge which is obtained from The Stationary Office. The Stationary Office can be contacted by telephone on 0870 6005522 or their address is: TSO Ltd, Post Cash Department, PO Box 29, Norwich, NR3 1GM
Following the charitable collection the organiser must submit a return (26kb) to us that details the amount collected and all expenses incurred. This return must be submitted wihin 3 months of the end of the collection. There is no charge for the notification.
Food Open or Close
If you are planning to start a food business, you must register your premises at least 28 days before opening. This applies to most types of food business, including catering businesses run from home, and mobile or temporary premises such as stalls and vans. If you use two or more premises you will need to register all of them using our Food Registration Form (89kb).
If food premises are to be used by several catering businesses (for example a village hall or conference centre) the person who allows the premises to be used for this purpose is responsible for registering them. All food businesses are required to have a documented food safety management system based on the principles of HACCP. Although this may sound onerous a small catering business can get a free guidance pack called Safer Food and Better Business from the Food Standards Agency.
If you have a mobile catering vehicle our Mobile Catering Guide (220kb) will help to provide you with the legal requirement you must comply with and also details advice and good practice measures.
In partnership with the Food Standards Agency, we launched the National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme in April 2011, where a food hygiene rating for a food premises is established following an inspection and taking into account observations and discussions made during the visit.
Do you have a food hygiene rating of 3 or more?
If so you may be eligible to join the “Heart of Derbyshire” scheme. This is a scheme which is operated by Derbyshire County Council together with Bolsover District Council that rewards you for offering your customers ‘healthier’ food.
For information about the scheme please visit the Heart of Derbyshire section of the Derbyshire County Council website or telephone 01629 536166.
Gambling Open or Close
The Gambling Bill modernises the law on gambling and provides for a unified regulator for gambling, the Gambling Commission. It introduces three licensing objectives which underpin the functions of the Commission and the Council.
There are three types of licence:
- An Operator Licence, concerned with the management and conduct of gambling, issued and regulated by the Commission
- A Personal Licence, for persons with key operational functions connected with the gambling business, issued and regulated by the Commission
- A Premises Licence, for the property where the gambling takes place, issued and regulated by the Council.
The Act also regulates amusement with prizes machines and lotteries. Information on current applications or licensed premises and conditions is available by searching the online public register.
Further information, is available from the Gambling Commission websites.
Licence Register Search Open or Close
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Scrap Metal & Motor Salvage Open or Close
The UK Government passed the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 with the intention of regulating scrap metal dealers, collectors and motor salvage operators. The Act replaced all of the existing legislation for motor salvage operators and scrap metal dealers.
The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 came into force on 1 October 2013. Under the new Act there are two types of licence:
- A Site Licence (381kb) – this will be required where a business is carried on as a scrap metal dealer at a premises. A site manager will be required to be named for each site. The licensee will then be permitted to operate from that site as a scrap metal dealer including transporting to and from those sites from any local authority area. We have published our list of scrap sites (96kb).
- A Collector’s Licence (381kb) – this authorises the licensee to operate as a mobile collector in the area of the issuing local authority permitting them to collect scrap metal as appropriate. This includes commercial as well as domestic scrap metal. If a mobile collector operates within more than one local authority’s district, a licence will be required for each authority that (s)he operates in. We have published our list of scrap collectors (92kb).
The implementation timetable is as follows:-
- The parts of the Act creating an offence of carrying on a business as a scrap metal dealer unless authorised by a licence and the transitional provisions for existing registered collectors/dealers to apply for a new licence will come into force on the 1st October 2013.
- The parts of the Act which bring into force other provisions will come into force on the 1st December 2013.
In order to apply for a licence under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 persons will be required to make an application to the council. The application form should be accompanied by the following:
- The relevant fee.
- A basic DBS check for every person named in the application, which is less than 3 months from the date of issue (see information below).
- A passport style photograph of every person named on the application (If applying for a collectors).
All applicants and named persons will be required to prove their identity by means of photographic identification, e.g. a passport or photo card driving licence and a utility bill. It is therefore necessary that your application is given to the licensing team in person. Your identity and your DBS certificate will be checked and copied, then immediately returned to you. Please discuss these requirements with a licensing officer if you are unsure what to bring in with your application.
If scrap metal is a by-product of your business you may be exempt from the need to be licensed, it will be necessary for you to prove the proportion of your business that consists of dealing in scrap metal.
Mobile Collectors who work in different council areas will have to apply for a collectors licence in each of those areas. You must contact the relevant council to obtain an application form.
Every person working on a vehicle collecting scrap metal must be licensed unless they are properly employed by a business licensed for a site or as a collector.
Before you apply, you and every person listed on the application form, need to obtain a Basic Disclosure Certificate from Disclosure Scotland.
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Skin Piercing Open or Close
If you wish to undertake any/all of the following: Tattooing; Piercing; Acupuncture or Electrolysis then the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 Part VIII requires registration to cover both the person and the premises. The applicant must ensure that the procedures, equipment and facilities used for the above purposes comply fully with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
The cost of registering a premises is £37.00. For an individual licence the cost is £23.50. It is illegal to conduct body piercing, tattooing, acupuncture or electrolysis until the registration has been formally approved.
Taxis & Private Hire Open or Close
We are responsible for granting licences to the proprietors, operators and drivers of Hackney Carriages and Private Hire Vehicles.
Hackney Carriages may be the traditional London Cab style or may be normal saloon vehicles distinguishable by the fact that these vehicles have a white bonnet and boot/tailgate and will display a roof sign and display a blue and white plate on the rear of the vehicle.
Private Hire vehicles are usually 'saloon type' vehicles and include mini buses with up to and including eight passenger seats and display a red and white plate on the rear of the vehicle. Both types of vehicle display a small window sticker of the relevant colour in the windscreen showing the licence details.
The basic difference between the two vehicles is that Hackney Carriages can be "flagged down" on the street or at a rank within the District where it is licensed and Private Hire Vehicles must be pre-booked through a Private Hire Operator. If a Private Hire Driver accepts a fare off the street without it being pre-booked, they are liable to prosecution. It is also important to note that anyone taking a journey in a Private Hire Vehicle which has been "flagged down" may not be insured for the journey.
- o Vehicle Licences - All vehicles that are to be used as Private Hire Vehicles or a Hackney Carriage must be licensed by the local authority. We must be satisfied that the vehicle is roadworthy, has a valid MOT certificate (if applicable) and is insured for the appropriate use. You will also be required to provide evidence that you own the vehicle (vehicle registration document / logbook) or proof of purchase if the vehicle is newly acquired. Licences are granted for a period of six-months and your vehicle will need to be tested each time you apply.
- o Driver Licences – Anyone who drives a Private Hire Vehicle or a Hackney Carriage must be licensed by the same local authority that licenses the vehicle. We must be satisfied that the driver is ‘fit and proper’ to hold a licence. All drivers are required to complete a theory test (including local knowledge; basic maths and English; Highway Code; and legislation and conditions of licence), medical, practical driving test, safeguarding course and DBS criminal record & right to work in the UK checks. Driver licenses normally last for three years.
- o Private Hire Operator Licences- Anyone wishing to take bookings for private hire vehicles must be licensed by the same local authority that licenses the vehicle they intend to operate. We must be satisfied that the driver is ‘fit and proper’ to hold a licence. All operators are required to complete a safeguarding course plus DBS criminal record & right to work in the UK checks
In September 2018 the local authority approved a revised Taxi Licensing Policy which is divided into five sections for ease of reference. The five sections are:
We are in the process of writing to all our licence holders to advise them of the key Policy changes and a copy of the letter can be found here.
One key change to the new policy is the introduction of a new vehicle condition which will be added to all new private hire vehicle and hackney carriage licences. This will require the vehicle to have a basic inspection each day prior to use and the findings of the inspection will need to be recorded. To assist the trade we have produced a Daily Inspection Book which can be downloaded here.
Temporary Road Closure Open or Close
A Temporary Road Closure Order is needed for any event which may stop the flow of traffic on the public highway within the Bolsover District, for example, Galas, Parades, Christmas Markets, Fun Runs, etc. The orders are made by us following consultation with Derbyshire County Council and the relevant emergency services.
Applications need to be submitted at least three calendar months before the date of the event and accompanied by a detailed plan showing the length of roads to be closed and the diversion route. An application can be made using the Temporary Road Closure application form, there are also conditions outlined by Derbyshire County Council that need to be adhered to.
Please submit your application direct to:
Rebecca Rowley, Legal Support Officer
Telephone: 01246 242428
You can keep up to date with the latest planned and active road closures across Derbyshire.
TV Licence Open or Close
We understand that paying for those extra bills can become a burden for the elderly within our community, that’s why we provide a contribution towards the cost of a television licence for pensioners subject to certain conditions. The contribution is made per licence. Therefore only one contribution per household can be made each year.
You must meet the following 3 criteria:
- Be at least 60 years old at the time of purchasing the TV licence.
- Have an income of no more than £271.15 per week (from 1 April 2017). In the case of a couple, this is a joint income level. For this purpose income includes, all income received except any disability pensions or allowances which are ignored.
- Must reside within Bolsover District and must be a householder (either owner/occupier or tenant) or be living in a separate part of the premises for which a separate licence is required.
The contribution is restricted to £12, irrespective of whether you have a black and white or colour television licence. You will receive a cheque for £12.00 to your home address within 10 working days. Your TV licence will be returned to you at the same time.
Please apply for your contributuion using our TV Licence application form (40kb).