Application for Transfer of a Licence for
a Sexual Entertainment Venue (SEV)
Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982
as amended by the Policing and Crime Act 2009
For further information contact: The Licensing Team, Tedder Hall, Manby Park,
Louth, Lincolnshire LN11 8UP Tel: 01507 601111
CALE SEV Transfer Licence V1 1018
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This Authority is under a duty to protect the public
funds it administers, and to this end may use the
information you have provided on this form for the
prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this
information with other bodies responsible for auditing or
administering public funds for these purposes.
Please read the following instructions and any
guidance leaﬂet enclosed with this document
before completing your application form.
1. If you are completing the form by hand please write
legibly in BLOCK CAPITALS and write in BLACK INK.
2. In all cases ensure that your answers are inside the
boxes. Use additional sheets as necessary.
3. The Licensing Authority will notify you of any error
or omission in the application. If you fail to rectify
any error the Licensing Authority may refuse your
4. The completed application must be returned to The
Licensing Team, East Lindsey District Council, Tedder
Hall, Manby Park, Louth. Lincolnshire, LN11 8UP.
5. The application must be accompanied by the
appropriate application fee. Details of application
fees are available by contacting the Licensing Team.
Cheques should be made payable to ‘East Lindsey
Please note that we no longer accept cash for the
payment of licence application fees.
The Licensing Team is able to provide facilities for
licence payments by credit and debit cards. Further
information on payment by credit or debit card is
available by contacting the Licensing Team direct.
6. The Licensing Authority will consult with the Chief
Ofﬁcer of Police in relation to the licence transfer
7. The licence transfer application must be advertised
at the premises and in a local newspaper circulating
in the area of the premises concerned. A template
for the required notice is available by contacting the
Licensing Team. A copy of the newspaper in which
notice of the application has been published must be
forwarded in due course to the Licensing Team.
8. You are advised to fully acquaint yourself with the
Council’s Sex Establishment Licensing Policy and
Standard Licence Conditions in relation to SEVs
before submitting a licence transfer application.
9. Private Booths and Private Performing Areas - There
will be a presumption against granting consent for
private booths or private performing areas on the
premises, unless the Council are satisﬁed that the
relevant risk assessments have been undertaken
and adequate safety measures and assurances are
10. A Sexual Entertainment Venue (SEV) is deﬁned as
‘any premises at which relevant entertainment is
provided before a live audience for the ﬁnancial
gain of the organiser or the entertainer’. ‘Relevant
entertainment’ is deﬁned as ‘any live performance
or live display of nudity which is of such a nature
that, ignoring ﬁnancial gain, it must reasonably be
assumed to be provided solely or principally for the
purpose of sexually stimulating any member of an
audience (whether by verbal or other means)’. An
audience can consist of just one person, e.g. in a
The category ‘sexual entertainment venues’
includes the following forms of entertainment as
they are commonly understood:
Live sex shows