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Consultations - Other licence applications

Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Licensing Handbook

Adur District Council and Worthing Borough Council issue Hackney Carriage and Private Hire licences subject to specific conditions that are placed on them to ensure public safety and acceptable standards. Public Safety being both authorities' overriding concern.

The councils place a number of conditions on the licences they issue that reflect the character of the District and Borough and the needs of the local population. The authorities' handbooks set out the principles each Council will apply when carrying out its hackney carriage and private hire licensing functions. They act as a guide to drivers, vehicle owners, operators, officers and the councillors involved in the trade.

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The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities involving Animals) Regulations 2018
Draft Statements of Animal Licensing Policy

New Consultation - Request for Views/Comments

Closing Date: 31st December 2018

On 1st October 2018, The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities involving Animals) Regulations 2018 came into force. These regulations replace a number of pieces of existing legislation set to be repealed at the end of 2018 and will provide a new single licensing regime for a number of animal licensing activities.

Those undertaking the following activities will need to be licensed under the new regime:

  • Selling animals as pets
  • Providing or arranging for the provision of boarding for cats or dogs (including day care)
  • Hiring out horses
  • Breeding dogs
  • Keeping or training animals for exhibition

As Licensing Authorities one of Adur District Council's and Worthing Borough Council's responsibilities under the Act is the publishing of their Statements of Licensing Policy the document by which all applications regarding such licences are considered within each Councils' jurisdiction.

These are brand new policies and the aim is to to incorporate the latest legislation and guidance.

The Councils are embarking on a consultation, for a period of 6 weeks, ending 31st December 2018, of their new policies for adoption by the councils early next year. Copies of both draft policies can be found below.

The Councils hope you will give some time to considering whether these policies are appropriate for the District and the Borough respectively and would appreciate any comments and suggestions in writing before Monday 31st December 2018 so that they can be considered, noted and if necessary amendments made to the draft policies before they are presented to the respective Licensing Committees for consideration prior to going to each full council for adoption.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Public Health & Regulation - Licensing Team:

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