Licences, Permits & Registration

The Environmental Services Department is responsible for licensing. The licensing section is in turn responsible for the processing, issuing and enforcement of:

  • Personal Licences, Premise Licences, Club Premises Certificates & Temporary Event Notices issued under the Licensing Act 2003
  • Animal welfare licences
  • Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Vehicle and Driver licences, and Private Hire Operator licences.
  • Street Trading
  • Charity House to House and Street Collections
  • Premises Licences, permits and lottery registrations issued under the Gambling Act 2005
  • Scrap Metal Site and Collector Licences
  • The publication of a Public Licensing Register

Privacy notice and data retention policy

In fulfilling its statutory duties the Licensing Authority handles large amounts of personal data, and to a lesser extent sensitive personal data. The document below is the Licensing Authorities privacy and data retention policy. 

Enforcement Policy

Consultation - Gambling Act 2005 - Statement of Principles 2019

Every 3 years, the Licensing Authority is required to consult and publish a Statement of Principles relating to the carrying out of its functions under the Gambling Act 2005.

In accordance with the Gambling Act 2005 and Gambling Commission Guidance to Local Authorities, East Cambridgeshire District Council consulted on a revised Statement of Principles relating to the Gambling Act 2005 to come into effect on 31 January 2019, which will replace the existing published document. Full Council adopted a revised Statement of Principles on 18 October 2018, and this was published in accordance with the Gambling Act 2005 on 10 November 2018 to come into effect on 31 January 2019. 

The notice of publication and the revised Statement of Principles can be found below.

Licensing Act 2003 - Statement of Licensing Policy

Every 5 years the Licensing Authority is required to consult and publish a Statement of Licensing Policy relating to the carrying out of its functions under the Licensing Act 2003.

In accordance with the Licensing Act 2003 East Cambridgeshire District Council has reviewed its Statement of Licensing Policy to come into effect on 7 January 2016. Public consultation on the revised Statement of Licensing Policy took place from 16 July 2015 to 27 August 2015. The revised Statement of Licensing Policy was adopted by Full Council on 22 October 2015, and was published on 10 November 2015.

A copy of the published Statement of Licensing Policy may be viewed at the following public library within the district: Ely Library 6 The Cloisters Ely CB7 4ZH

A copy may also be viewed at the offices of East Cambridgeshire District Council, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, CB7 4EE between the hours of 09.00 to 16:30 Monday to Thursday and 09.00 to 16.00 Friday.

Licensing Act 2003 - Statement of Licensing Policy 2016

Gambling Statement of Principles 2016

Every 3 years, the Licensing Authority is required to consult and publish a Statement of Principles relating to the carrying out of its functions under the Gambling Act 2005.

In accordance with the Gambling Act 2005 and Gambling Commission Guidance to Local Authorities, East Cambridgeshire District Council reviewed its Statement of Principles relating to the Gambling Act 2005 in 2015 to come into effect on 31 January 2016.

The updated policy can be found below:

View East Cambridgeshire District Council's Gambling Act 2005 - Statement of Principles 2016