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Draft Wyre Licensing Policy 2021-2025

We are inviting residents and businesses to have their say on the draft Wyre Licensing Policy 2021-2025.

The renewed policy sets out how the council will make decisions on alcohol and entertainment licensing issues over the next five years. The policy can also be used by local residents and businesses preparing licensing applications and making comments on licence applications.

The consultation is open for all local communities and businesses to comment, and all comments received will be considered once the consultation has closed. The policy will then be published, detailing how the council intends to operate and promote licensing in the area between 2021 and 2025.

The six week consultation will run from Monday 28 September until 5pm, Monday 9 November 2020.

View the policy and comment

Update 29.06.2020

The Night Time Industry Association have produce a handbook to assist premises who wish to re-open which includes a template for a C-19 risk assessment

Update 15.07.2020  Hackney carriage and private hire licensing

The Licensing department is still operating with a reduced level of staff, who are predominantly working from home. Unfortunately we are not able to offer any routine appointments to see a licensing officer in person at the moment. All queries should be sent by email to: 

Update 27.07.2020 Hackney carriage and private hire passenger information

Passengers using Wyre licensed vehicles are reminded that the Government guidance contains the following information and that they should abide by the guidelines at all times in the interests of public and driver safety.

  • You should wear a face covering when using taxis or private hire vehicles. A taxi driver or private hire vehicle operator may be entitled to refuse to accept you if you do not wear a face covering.
  • The risk of transmission is small at 2 metres and where possible, you should maintain 2 metres distance.
  • If you cannot keep a 2 metre distance, reduce the risk to yourself and others by maintaining a 1 metre distance where possible, and taking suitable precautions.
  • Follow the advice of the driver. For example, you may be asked to sit in the back left-hand seat if travelling alone. You may want to check with your taxi or private hire operator before travelling if they have put any additional measures in place.
  • You should use contactless payment if possible, or find out if you can pay online in advance.
  • Be aware of the surfaces you touch. Be careful not to touch your face. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inside of your elbow when coughing or sneezing.
  • When finishing your journey wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, or sanitise your hands as soon as possible.
  • Only travel into, out of and within areas under local lockdown if your travel is essential.


Privacy notice

Click on the licensing privacy notice below for details on how the licensing service manage your data

Licensing privacy notice