Any exhibition, demonstration or performance of hypnotism (as defined in the Hypnotism Act 1952) requires the express written consent of the council as licensing authority.
A written application (a letter will suffice), detailing the date, time and location of the proposed performance, must be submitted to the councils Licensing section no less than 28 days before the date on which the display of hypnotism is scheduled to take place.
No fee is required with the application, however evidence that the applicant holds public liability insurance, covering the display of hypnotism, must be supplied with the application.
Hypnotism Act 1952
Applications should be submitted at least 28 days before the performance, otherwise the application may not be determined in time.
There is no fee for a permit to perform hypnotism.
Will Tacit Consent Apply?
No. This means you must wait until the application has been determined before any hypnotism activities can take place.
How to Apply
A written application (a letter will suffice), detailing the date, time and location of the proposed performance, must be submitted to the councils Licensing section.
Failed Application Redress
Please contact us in the first instance using the details below.
Licence Holder Redress
Please contact us in the first instance.
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West Lindsey District Council
Guildhall, Marshall's Yard