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Notice ID: MF0243554

Notice effective from
19th October 2017 to 18th November 2017

East Lothian Council, as Licensing Authority for East Lothian, in terms of Section 9 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982, has decided thatthe present resolution regarding public entertainment licensing in East Lothian shall, from 12 July 2018 be replaced by the following resolution wording:
(1) Section 41 of the Act relating to public entertainment licences shall continue to have effect throughout the local government area of East Lothian.

(2) Subject to the terms of Section 41 and Schedule 1 of the said Act, a Public Entertainment licence shall be required forthe use of premises as places of public entertainment forthe classes of activity specified in Clause 4 hereof as from 12 July 2018.

(3) A Public Entertainment Licence shall not be required forthe classes of activity listed in Clause 5.

(4) A Public Entertainment licence shall be required in respect of any ofthe following types of activity:-

- Dancing establishments

- Billiards, snooker or pool halls

- Any exhibition to which the Hypnotism Act 1952 applies

- Exhibitions of objects such as paintings, sculptures, drawings or historical artefacts

- Exhibitions of persons, including but not limited to boxing, wrestling, cage fighting or martial arts

- Saunas, massage parlours, tanning salons, nail bars, health clubs or gymnasia

- Circuses

- Fun fairs, including merry-go-rounds, roundabouts, swings, switchback railways, skittle alleys, coconut shies, hooplas, mechanical riding, driving or boating apparatus or anything similar to anyof the foregoing

- Any activities involving shooting, including but not limited to archery, clay pigeon shooting, or paintball

- Laser orwar gaming

- Motorcycle scrambling

- Quad-bike scrambling

- Track racing

- Go-carting

- Indoor or open air festivals orvariety concerts, shows or performances

- Amusementarcades with automatic or other machines, including but not limited to video gaming machines, intended for entertainmentoramusementwhich are not licensed in terms ofthe GamblingAct2005

- Bouncy castles or similar structures, or trampoline venues

- Internal or external children's play areas including soft play areas

- Indoor bowling alleys including ten pin bowling alleys

- Bungee jumping orcatapulting

- Outdoor adventure or activity parks or anything similar to the foregoing

- Water sports activities including raft races

- Fireworks or bonfire displays

- Torchlight processions

- Agricultural, equestrian or livestock shows

- Indoor skate parks

- Major Sporting events such as Golf Opens

- Highland Games

- "Boot camp" type organised exercise and fitness activities

(5) The following public events/activities DO NOT require a licence under the said Section 41:-

- Small scale exhibitions of artwork

- Small scale performance of live music which is incidental to the main purpose of the premises where the performance takes place

- Small scale oral recitals including poetry reading and storytelling

- Small scale community non-profit festivals, fetes, treasure hunts, duckderbys, galas, and organised exercise and fitness activities

In respect of the foregoing, "small scale" is understood to mean less than 150 persons at any one time.
In respect of the foregoing, "non-profit" is understood to mean a non-commercial event held solely for the purpose of raising funds for the organisation holding the function and NOT for the purposes of making a profit or deriving any other form of financial benefit by any person or organisation, and where ALL surplus funds raised by the event are utilised to further the aims and activities of the organisation holding the event."


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East Lothian Council

John Muir House , Haddington , East Lothian , EH41 3HA 01620 827 827


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