Stall holders and sound system booths at Notting Hill Carnival may face more stringent checks before receiving a licence in a bid to tackle public safety and overcrowding fears.
Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council is proposing to introduce a new section into its Statement of Licensing Policy to deal solely with the carnival “with a view to reducing any risks to public safety”, its website says.
It now wants to hear the views of residents on how stalls selling alcohol and static sound systems are licenced as part of its review.
At present, the policy makes no specific mention of the annual carnival, which attracts crowds of more than a million people each year over the August bank holiday weekend.
The proposed change means that all those applying for a licence, whether it is a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) or premises licence, must show how they will help to prevent crime and disorder in line with council policy, ensure public safety and protect children from harm.
Potential applicants would also have to apply for a TEN at least six weeks before carnival to allow for it to be properly assessed.
People have until February 25 to comment on the consultation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to Patrick Crowley, Licensing Team Manager at Council Offices, 37 Pembroke Road, London W8 6PW
For further information on the consultation Mr Crowley 020 7341 5601.
To find out more go to the council's consultation page .
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