The licence or permits detailed under this Section are administered by the Licensing Team, East Lindsey District Council, Tedder Hall, Manby Park, Louth, with the exception of food and animal welfare premises which are administered by Environmental Services and car boot/table top sales which are administered by Economic Development.
Further details can be obtained by either writing, telephoning or visiting the offices. If visiting in person it is advisable to make an appointment if possible as this will help to prevent you being kept waiting.
The purpose of licensing is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the District’s residents, visitors and business community whilst encouraging fair trading and promoting the local and national economy.
Licensing Policy Documents
We publish statements of licensing policy in relation to alcohol, regulated entertainment and gambling licensing. The policies are adopted following consultation with a wide range of people including representatives of existing licence holders, local businesses and local residents. Copies of the alcohol and gambling licensing policies can be found on the ‘Alcohol and Entertainment’ and ‘Gambling’ pages of this website.
The licensing policies are intended to provide clarity to applicants, interested parties and Responsible Authorities (e.g. Lincolnshire Police and Lincolnshire Trading Standards) on how this Licensing Authority will process and determine permit and licence applications.
Licensing Enforcement Policy
On this page you can download a copy of our ‘Licensing Enforcement Policy’. This policy was approved by the Council’s General Licensing Committee on 14 November 2012. It is reviewed every three years, or more often if necessary.
The Licensing Enforcement Policy provides guidance to officers, businesses and the general public on the range of options that are available to achieve compliance with the legislation enforced by the licensing service of East Lindsey District Council. The policy aims to ensure that all enforcement action is conducted with openness, helpfulness, and with a balanced and consistent approach.
Our primary objective is to achieve regulatory compliance. We recognise that prevention is better than cure, but where it becomes necessary to take formal action, we will do so.
Included in the term ‘enforcement’ is advisory and education based visits and those visits aimed at assisting with compliance, in addition to targeted licensing enforcement visits, coupled with formal enforcement action.