A Guide to the Licensing of Civic Spaces in Scotland
Over the past few years there is a growing trend of more events taking place in civic spaces, whether it be local parks, town squares, or streets. Regardless of whether it is a concert or a gala day taking place, it is vital that the event is appropriately licensed to make sure it is safe and does not unduly disrupt the local community.
Given the competing demands from promoters, residents and officials, licensing civic spaces is not always straightforward.
This course is aimed at solicitors and council officers who deal with licensing as well as those who make licensing applications for events in civic spaces. The course will be interactive and participative using case study exercises to explore the role of licensing real life events.
What You Will Learn
This course will cover the following:
- The role and purpose of licensing events
- The key licence types and their requirements with particular reference to Public Entertainment Licences, Market Operators Licences and Occasional Licences
- Pre-event consultation strategies
- Technical application requirements
- The growing importance of a collaborative approach
- When things go wrong
- Alcohol and outdoor events
- How to deal with changes to the event after the submission of the application or the grant of the licence
- Other permissions that may be required, e.g. the closing of roads and cycle paths
- Possible future changes to the licensing regime and what to look out for
2:00pm - 5:15pm
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