The impact of licensing on everyday lives


A number of events raising awareness of licensing will be taking place in North Somerset next week as part of the Institution of Licensing’s National Licensing Week (18-22 June).

Activities organised by North Somerset Council’s licensing and community safety teams will highlight licensing and its impact on everyday lives.

The week includes drop-in sessions, days of action and a roadshow on the MAVISbus where representatives from a range of organisations will be available to talk to.

The timetable of activities is:

  • Monday 18 June (positive partnership in licensing) – Town Hall reception drop-in
  • Tuesday 19 June (tourism and leisure) – Town Hall reception drop-in
  • Wednesday 20 June (home and family) – day of action
  • Thursday 21 June (night time economy) – Town Hall reception drop-in
  • Friday 22 June (business and licensing) – enforcement roadshow on the MAVISbus, Italian Gardens, Weston-super-Mare.

“Licensing plays a vital role in setting standards and keeping us safe,” said North Somerset Council’s executive member Cllr Felicity Baker, whose portfolio includes licensing. “From checking pubs, clubs, arcades and betting shops to ensuring the safety of taxis, tattooists and boarding kennels, licensing is an area which affects many aspects of daily life, yet often goes unnoticed.”

The public are encouraged to go along to the Italian Gardens in Weston on Friday 22 June between 10am and 3pm where the familiar purple StreetSafe bus MAVIS (multi-agency vehicle in service) will act as an information point. There will be an opportunity to meet members of the various enforcement teams in North Somerset, find out what they do and join in with some enforcement activities.

For the latest on licensing week in North Somerset, follow @SaferStrongerNS on Twitter and Safer Stronger North Somerset on Facebook and look out for the hashtag #NLW2018 on social media throughout the week.