On 1 April 2019 Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council will be replaced by a single district council called West Suffolk Council. It will entirely replace the borough and district councils but will continue to deliver the same services while finding improved ways of supporting communities, businesses and the local economy. Over the next few weeks you may notice changes to the website, forms, letters and emails, and there will be limited access to some of our online systems as we prepare for the creation of the new council.
You will need a licence in order to run a variety of businesses or organise some fund raising events. It is always best to check if you need a licence. Failure to hold a proper licence for activities that require one is a criminal offence. Find out what licence you need by visiting, Gov.UK – licence finder
If you have any queries relating to any of the licences we issue please read our frequently asked questions.
You can get licences from the local licensing authority, this is usually the local council.
You can access information about the majority of licensed businesses in the area by using our public licensing register. To access the licensing registers, click on the link for the relevant council shown below:
If you would like to report a concern or issue with a licensed business such as a taxi firm, contact our licensing team at firstname.lastname@example.org