Views gained on Rotherham Licensed Trade

Rotherham Council arranged a number of drop in sessions for people to put forward their views on the impact of licensed trade, including a session at Wickersley Library on the 8th of October supported by Wickersley Ward Councillors.

The aim was to understand the positive and negative impacts that these businesses create on the community, which can help inform the council’s future policies.

Tackling crime and Anti-social behaviour is a Wickersley Ward Priority set by councillors through public consultation. Wickersley Ward Councillors wish to support residents tackle anti-social behaviour such as noise nuisance relating to entertainment establishments. Residents have also raised concerns over parking issues on side streets caused by shoppers and entertainment establishment users.

Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Waste, Roads and Community Safety and Wickersley Ward Councillor Emma Hoddinott said:

“The licensed entertainment and hospitality industry plays an important social and community role across the borough, while also contributing to the local economy and employment. But we also know that there are links to crime, health, social harms and anti-social behaviour.

That’s why we want to hear from people; so we can better understand how these licensable activities can influence those wider issues in the community whether that’s in a positive or negative way.”