Event organisers in Hambleton are being urged to make sure their Christmas and New Years Eve parties have the correct licences.
They have only a few days left to authorise any licensable activities taking place over the festive period.
Events that involve the sale of alcohol, regulated entertainment or the sale of late-night refreshments may need a TEN (Temporary Event Notice). Anyone wishing to authorise any such events for Friday 20 or Saturday 21 will need to submit a TEN to Hambleton District Council no later than December 5 in order to ensure full consideration.
Failure to submit a notice could mean that the event may have to be cancelled.
A Temporary Event Notice costs £21 and authorises events with attendances of under 500 people.
- Premises Licence Holders are also advised to check their Premises Licences as Boxing Day falls on a Thursday this year and many licences will provide for shorter hours on a Thursday than on weekends
Retailers are being urged to ensure the safe handling of asbestos in their buildings – especially when major refurbishment work is undertaken.
Hambleton District Council environmental health officers say it is important that business owners understand the regulations for the control of asbestos – and that they have a duty to manage it.
In the UK each year more than 4,000 people are still being affected by past exposure to asbestos fibres.
“It is essential that retailers manage asbestos effectively and ensure that any major refurbishment work is allocated sufficient time and space for the safe removal of asbestos-containing materials,” said Environmental Health Officer, Maria Bentley.
“Asbestos materials in good condition are safe unless asbestos fibres become airborne, which happens when materials are damaged.”
Hambleton’s drinking culture has come under the spotlight as part of a national campaign to cut the culture of excessive drinking.
Last week’s national Alcohol Awareness campaign saw the District Council’s environmental health team start urging local residents to send their views and comments on the increase in drinking and the risks to health it brings with it.
“This years theme ‘Conversations about Alcohol’ aims to get people thinking about alcohol, how it affects them as individuals, communities and society,” said Environmental Health Manager, Philip Mepham.
“By encouraging people to have the right conversations about alcohol, changes could be made to our relationship with alcohol. Locally we have the opportunity to consider how this culture is affecting the health of people, especially young people, and therefore our economic success.”
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