If you wish to show, demonstrate or perform a hypnotism act in public, you must have authorisation from the local authority in England and Wales.
You must comply with any conditions attached to an authorisation.
An application fee is payable.
|Application Evaluation Process||
An application for consent must be in writing (there is no prescribed form) and signed by the applicant or his agent and must be made not less than 28 days in advance of the performance concerned. This period may be reduced in the case of a hypnotist who has performed at the same venue within the last three years without any problems occurring. The Council will normally respond within 7 to 14 days, less where the hypnotist has previously performed in the same venue.
The applicant must at the same time forward a copy of the application to the Chief Officer of Police and the Fire Authority.
The application shall contain the following information:-
No poster, advertisement or programme for performance of hypnotism which is likely to cause public offence shall be displayed, sold or supplied by or on behalf of the licensee either at the premises or elsewhere;
Every poster, advertisement or programme for the performance which is displayed, sold or supplied shall include, clearly and legibly, the following statement:-
'Volunteers, who must be aged 18 or over, can refuse at any point to continue taking part in the performance.'
Approved conditions may be attached to any consent given for a performance.
|Will Tacit Consent Apply?||
No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact them.
You can apply online for a permit, through the national business link portal.
|Failed Application Redress||Please see "application evaluation process" above.|
|Licence Holder Redress||
Please contact us, in the first instance.
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
Please contact us by firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (01527 881395).
All Licensing and Environmental Health Matters are now dealt with by Worcestershire Regulatory Services.
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