Public Views Urged at Licensed Trade Drop in Sessions

Published Thursday, 26th September 2019
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A public consultation is currently underway on the impact of licensed trade activities across the borough.

Rotherham Council has arranged a number of drop in sessions for people to put forward their views on the effects of licensed trades such as the sale of alcohol, regulated entertainment, sale of food and drink and licensed gambling.

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

Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Waste, Roads and Community Safety, Cllr 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.”

The Council has an obligation to set policy and conditions in respect of the licensing and regulation of licensed premises and gambling establishments, but can also take account of the local picture when setting expected standards.

The first drop in session will be held on Wednesday 2nd October at Maltby Library between 12pm and 2pm.

Please find below the schedule of drop in sessions throughout Rotherham between Wendnesday 2nd October and Friday 11th October.

•      Maltby Library, Wednesday 2nd October, 12pm to 2pm
•      Swinton Library, Friday 4th October, 10am to 12pm
•      Riverside Café, Tuesday 8th October, 9am to 11am
•      Wickersley Library, Tuesday 8th October, 5.30pm-7pm
•      Wath Library, Thursday 10th October, 12pm to 2pm
•      Dinnington Library, Friday 11th October, 5pm to 7pm

For more information and to complete an online version of the consultation please visit