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In the news: Basildon Council launches regular review of Licensing Policy

Basildon Council is inviting local residents and business owners to participate in the review of the council's Statement of Licensing Policy.

The Licensing Act 2003 requires the council to determine and publish, every five years, its policy for how it will deliver its licensing functions. The council must also consult on the reviewed policy with businesses/organisations that may be affected by decisions taken in the Basildon Borough Council area.

Residents and representatives of local businesses can share their comments by completing a short survey online. The survey and the draft policy are available on the council website

Alternatively, comments can be shared by email or letter - details of which can be found on the council website.

Cllr Daniel Lawrence, Chairman of Basildon Council's Licensing Committee, welcomed the review: "This review ensures the council continues to meet its requirements as a local authority, working together with local businesses and residents to provide high-quality, safe and compliant services across the borough.

"This is an opportunity to engage with the licensing process and I encourage local people and businesses to have their say."

All comments must be submitted by Friday 25 August 2023.


Published 19 July 2023