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In the coming weeks Licensing are due to go live with an online portal which will allow you to submit applications relating to the following areas of LA3:

  • Vary DPS
  • Club Premises Licence
  • Interim Authority Notice
  • Minor Variation
  • New Premises Licence/ Club Certificate
  • Notification of Interest
  • Provisional Statement
  • Temporary Event Notice
  • Transfer of a Premises Licence
  • Vary a Premises Licence

This project is part of a long term plan for licensing which has seen changes to how we deliver and operate our services to ensure that you as the customer, are able to access our services 24 hrs a day.

This portal will allow you to submit application forms for the above mentioned areas and allow payment to be taken for the application.

The consultation period for the 'Street Collections Policy' will run from 25th February 2019 until Tuesday 9th April 2019.

All responses must be emailed to us.

Following the Licensing & Environmental Protection Committee on 28/11/2018, the following items were approved:

Statement of Gambling Policy

The Statement of Gambling Policy (2019-2022) has been approved by the Committee and will take effect from 16th January 2019.

Statement of Licensing Policy and Cumulative Impact Assessment

The Statement of Licensing Policy (2019-2024) and the Cumulative Impact Assessment (2019-2022) have been approved by the Committee and will take effect from 16th January 2019.

More information on the Gambling Policy Vehicle and the Licensing Policy and Cumulative Impact Assessment.

As a Licensing Authority we strive to validate licence applications without any unnecessary delays. However, it should be noted that we cannot give any assurances that applications will be validated as soon as they are submitted and as such you should refrain from submitting any applications after 4pm on any given day.

St Helens Council would like to remind residents looking to have scrap metal items collected to always check the credentials of those collecting their waste.

The call comes following reports of potentially unlicensed traders operating in the borough, driving round in a variety of vehicles collecting scrap metal that has been left out.

Operating without a mobile scrap metal licence is illegal and an offence under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013.

As a way of clamping down on unlicensed traders, the council is calling on the public to arrange collections with legitimate traders only, refrain from leaving scrap metal items outside of their property, and report any suspicious activity to the local authority.

Councillor Lynn Clarke, St Helens Council’s portfolio holder for licensing and trading standards, said:

“It may be tempting to leave scrap metal waste outside a property or by the side of a road with the understanding that it will be swiftly taken away - but the reality is that there are rogue traders out there who could end up fly-tipping this waste and you too could be held accountable and prosecuted if we find out the waste is yours.

“It’s simply not worth taking this risk, so for peace of mind I would urge residents looking to use this type of service to contact a licensed scrap metal trader.

"Residents can also arrange to have bulky rubbish collected by the council by visiting our website.

To check that a scrap dealer is licensed, please contact St Helens Council’s licensing team by calling 01744 676770 or emailing generallicensing@sthelens.gov.uk.

Apply for a scrap metal dealer's licence.

Please see the following document that provides advice and guidance in regards to making your premises safe from fire.