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Licensing consultation launched to help keep residents and businesses safe

Published: Monday, 17 August 2020

Havering Council has launched a consultation seeking the views of residents and businesses on the borough’s updated licensing policy.

Helping to keep the public safer and working towards the prevention of crime and disorder are among the key aims of the consultation which will run for 12 weeks from today, (Monday 17 August).

It will ask residents and businesses if they agree on the updated Statement of Licensing policy.

This policy sets out the Council’s approach to how licensed businesses are regulated.

As we emerge further into recovery from the Covid 19 pandemic, the policy will help the Council support these businesses so they meet the necessary requirements and work towards:

  • prevention of crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • prevention of public nuisance
  • protection of children from harm.

Under the current act, the Council is required to adopt an updated policy every five years.

Councillor Viddy Persaud, Havering’s Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Safety, said:

“The policy gives us the opportunity to make sure we can do everything we can to protect our residents and help our licensed businesses across the borough operate safely and within the law.

“This is especially important as we look  to continue the recovery from the Covid 19 pandemic. Your views can help us do that.”

In addition to the online consultation, there will also be a number of online meetings hosted by the Council’s public protection team for residents, businesses and community groups to ask questions.

Details of when these virtual events will be take place, will be available on our website and on the Council’s social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter.

Go to the consultation