Other Licences

We carry out the administration and functions for a wide range of licences (in addition to taxi, alcohol, entertainment and gambling licensing), which come under the category of 'Other Licences'.

Charitable Street Collections

You will require a street collection permit to carry out a charitable street collection within the East Lindsey District Council area.

A copy of our Street Collection Policy can be found below.

Charitable House to House Collections

A collection, which is conducted from door to door, requires a house to house collection permit. If the Charity holds a Home Office certificate of exemption then you only need to notify us of your intention to collect.

A copy of our House to House Collection Policy can be found below.

Competitive Bidding

A competitive bidding registration may be required under the Local Government Act 1982, if you are carrying out auctions. Application forms are available from our Licensing Team and must be accompanied by the current fee for a 5-year registration. If the proceeds of the auction are wholly or mainly for a voluntary organisation or charity then a registration is not required.

Sex Establishments

Sex Establishments require a licence under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982. A sex establishment can either be a sex shop or a sex cinema.

In addition, a sexual entertainment venue will require a licence. A sexual entertainment venue is defined as any premises at which 'relevant entertainment' is provided before a live audience for the financial gain of the organiser or the entertainer. The forms of 'relevant entertainment' commonly understood to be connected with sexual entertainment venues are (though this is not a comprehensive list):

• Lap dancing
• Pole dancing
• Table dancing
• Strip shows
• Peep shows
• Live sex shows

Licences for sex establishments can be granted for up to one year

Street Trading

We have allowed and prohibited certain streets for the purposes of street trading. Where a street has been designated a prohibited street no street trading is allowed. In those streets, which are consent streets a specific street trading consent is required from us before trading is allowed. Some types of trade (such as pedlars and news vendors) are exempt from the restrictions.

Please note that we are under no legal obligation to issue a Street Trading consent.