10 February
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A Local Licensing Forum is a body established by the local authority (the council) to meet the requirements of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005. The principle behind Local Licensing Forums is to link the people who are affected by licensing decisions to the decision makers, and to feed in the 'grass roots' perspective. 

The Forum's role is to keep under review matters relating to alcohol licensing and to give advice and make recommendations to West Lothian Licensing Board. There are 5 principles of licensing in Scotland: preventing crime and disorder, securing public safety, preventing public nuisance, protecting and improving public health and protecting children from harm. Please note, the Forum cannot comment on individual cases.

If you or your organisation has an interest in any of these areas and you would like to find out more about the work of the Forum, please contact Anastasia Dragona, Forum clerk, at Anastasia.Dragona@westlothian.gov.uk (opens new window) or see the Forum's webpages at West Lothian Local Licensing Forum