Licences issued by other bodies
Charity collection licence
The office of the Mayor of Southwark is responsible for supporting charity collection licences that are then issued by the Metropolitan Police. Only four or five of these licences are granted in the borough each year. Licences to collect are normally granted six months in advance, so it's important to plan ahead.
There are two types of charity collections covered by these licences, street collection and door to door collection. In either case, you must put your request in writing, including:
- the charity's name
- the date of collection
- the location of collection
Any person wishing to work as a door supervisor will need to hold a Security Industry Authority licence.
If you hold an old Southwark registration, we advise you to contact the Security Industry Authority and apply for a new licence as soon as possible.
Mini cab licences are dealt with by Transport for London.
Nursing agencies requiring licensing should contact the Care Quality Commission.
Petrol filling stations
All petrol filling stations within London hold a petroleum licence. They are subject to approval of any works and regular inspections. There are licence fees, dependent upon quantity of petroleum stored.
Poisons (non-medical) licence
Applications for a new licence
Due to the amendment of the poisons legislation in March 2015, you are no longer required to apply for a licence to sell poisons from the council after the 26 May 2015.
Current licence holders
If you currently hold a poisons licence with the council which expires in 2016 you will not need to renew it, due to the above change in the legislation
Page last updated: 16 November 2017