In August 2014 the Government introduced new regulations which seek to ensure that members of the public are able to report on meetings of local government bodies, and require written records of certain decisions taken by officers.
To ensure that the Council is transparent in its decision - making, the Council publishes details of certain decisions taken by council officers. This is a requirement of The Openness of Local Bodies Regulations 2014.
Under the above regulations, the Council is required to publicise certain decisions it makes where they have been delegated to an officer either:-
- Under specific authorisation
- Under a general authorisation to officers to make such decisions and the effect of the decision is to:
- Grant a permission or licence
- Affect the rights of an individual
- Award a contract or incur expenditure which, in either case, materially affects
that relevant local government body’s financial position.
The Government has prepared a guide to the regulations which covers all aspects of access to information and meetings.
The registers below details relevant decisions made by officers acting under delegated powers. The regulations do not require the Council to produce a separate record of a decision where this information is already required to be produced in accordance with another statutory requirement. The Council is not required to publish records of decisions which contain confidential or exempt information.
Public Registers for Licensing Act 2003
This information is provided as part of the council's statutory requirement to maintain public registers for Premises licences, Personal Licences and Temporary Event Notices under the Licensing Act 2003. Copies of the public registers are available to view by appointment at the Civic Offices, Derby Road, Long Eaton, Derbyshire NG10 1HU.
Premises Licence Register - this register contains a list of all applications , transfers and variations which have been issued under the Licensing Act 2003 by the Council in 2017.
Personal Licence Register - this register contains a list of all Personal Licences issued under the Licensing Act 2003 by the Council since 2005. These licences no longer have an expiry date.
Temporary Event Notice Register - this register contains a list of all temporary licences (TENS) issued under the Licensing Act 2003 by the Council in 2017.
Licensed Premises in Erewash - this register contains a list of all licensed premises in the Borough. It also indicates what licensable activities each premises is permitted to undertake. The licensable activities are listed as the sale of alcohol (on or off sales), regulated entertainment (live and recorded music etc) and late night refreshment (the sale of hot food & drink after 11pm).
Licensed Clubs in Erewash - this register contains a list of all licensed clubs in the Borough and their permitted licensable activities as above.
Public Registers for Taxi Licensing
Each Licensing authority is required to maintain a public register giving certain details of the current hackney carriage and private hire drivers' licences it has issued. Erewash drivers are issued with a dual licence which enables them to drive both types of vehicle. Section 42 of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847,Section 51(3) of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 & the Equality Act 2010 specifies the requirements for the public registers.
Public Registers for Gambling Act 2005
Under the Gambling Act 2005 the council is responsible for issuing of various licences, permits and notices relating to the use of premises for gambling activities. We also issue Small Society Lottery registrations on behalf of non commercial societies that raise funds for charitable purposes.
Public Registers for Scrap Metal Dealer's Licences
The Scrap Metal Dealer's Act 2013 requires all scrap dealers to obtain a licence to deal in scrap metal, either as a dealer operating from a site, requiring a Site Licence, or as a mobile collector requiring a Collector's Licence.
A permit or licence is required from the council for any street collection or house to house collections of cash, clothing or other assorted items.
The Council's Street Trading Policy is to create a street trading environment which compliments premises-based trading, is sensitive to the needs of residents, provides diversity and consumer choice, and seeks to enhance the character and safety of the local environment.
For further information regarding the licensing register please contact the Licensing Department using the details below:
Erewash Borough Council