Ryedale District Council


Other licences

If an operator of a greyhound track wishes to offer betting facilities on a sporting event, then there are various forms of "approval" available, one of which must be obtained if betting is to be provided.

  • a premises licence
  • a permit in the form of a temporary use notice
  • or an occasional use notice

There are no exemptions to this requirement, irrespective of whether betting is generally incidental to the main sporting activity.

Under s.33(2) of The Gambling Act 2005, only licensed betting operators may accept bets or provide facilities for gambling.

The Gambling Commission is responsible for issuing operator licences and supervising the operation of betting. A betting track licence permits the premises to be used for the provision of facilities for betting and must be applied for from the local authority.

There are no greyhound racing tracks in Ryedale.

For more information, please submit an Enquiry Form.


A sex establishment can either be a sex shop, sex cinema or sexual entertainment venue e.g. strip tease, lap dancing etc. A sex shop is a premises used for business which consists of a significant degree of selling sex articles e.g. sex toys, books or videos. A sex cinema is any premises used to a significant degree for showing films which are concerned primarily with, or relate to, sexual activity.

However, you may apply to the local authority requesting them to waive the requirement of a licence.

For more information, please submit an Enquiry Form.


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.

Hypnotism includes hypnotism, mesmerism and any similar act or process which produces or is intended to produce in any person any form of induced sleep or trance in which the susceptibility of the mind of that person to suggestion or direction is increased or intended to be increased. The authority may attach conditions to an authorisation in the interests of public safety. It is an offence to hypnotise a person under 18.

The application for this consent must be submitted in writing and signed by the applicant or their agent no less than 28 days before the date on which the proposed performance is scheduled to take place.

For more information, please submit an Enquiry Form.


Please note that this service is not provided by Ryedale District Council but by the Department for Transport. Please visit their website for further information.


Following the introduction of the Gambling Act 2005, Track Betting licences have been replaced. For further information and guidance on the Gambling Act and the new types licences available, please see the Gambling Premises webpage.

There are no race tracks for horses or dogs in Ryedale.

For more information, please submit an Enquiry Form.

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Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

Email: Contact the Council

Phone: 01653 600666

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