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Alcohol & entertainment licensing PDF Print E-mail

This section is designed to provide details of how to contact licensing staff within Wiltshire Police and to provide information to all those involved or who have an interest in licensable activities as defined by the Licensing Act 2003.

  • The sale by retail of alcohol
  • The supply of alcohol by or on behalf of a club, or to the order of, a member club
  • The provision of regulated entertainment
  • The provision of late night refreshment


It is not intended as an exhaustive resource and it may be appropriate to contact specialists in your area of interest for further information. Full information on licensing legislation can be obtained through the Department of Culture Media and Sport website.

Within Wiltshire Police there is a Licensing Department within each of the two Divisions. One covering Swindon and the other covering the rest of the County.

The following members of staff make up the teams across the Force:

Swindon Division (covering Swindon Borough Council area)
Inspector Mark Sellers
Sian Kalynka (Licensing Officer)
Email - Licensingd@wiltshire.pnn.police.uk
Telephone - 0845 408 7000 ext 760417
Fax - 01793 507892
Swindon Police Station Gablecross Divisional Police HQ Shrivenham Road South Marston Swindon SN3 4RB

County Division (covering Wiltshire Council area)
David Bennett (Licensing Manager)
Jacqui Gallimore (Licensing Officer)
Tim Nuttall (Licensing Assistant)
Trowbridge Police Station Polebarn Road Trowbridge Wiltshire BA14 7EP
Email - LicensingE@wiltshire.pnn.police.uk
Telephone - 0845 408 7000 ext 725521
Fax - 01225 794799

Licensing Officers are the main point of contact within the Police for all matters related to licensed premises; they deal with applications on behalf of the Chief Officer of Police. They also work closely with police officers and police community support officers to identify premises which can be attributed to high levels of crime, disorder and anti social behaviour. In a crime prevention role they can offer advice, guidance and signpost to other organisations such as the Security Industry Authority. At the enforcement level licensing officers advise senior officers on the tactical options available.

Partnership work plays a key role in maintaining safe, viable night time economies and licensing officers provide support to Pubwatches, Community Safety Partnerships and their colleagues in Wiltshire County Council and Swindon Borough Council licensing departments. In addition they work with Trading Standards tackling the sale of alcohol to persons under 18 years old and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue in ensuring that premises are safe.