Notts Police freeze grants and variations to tackle renewals after the ‘perfect storm’

BASC is calling on Nottinghamshire Chief Constable to immediately rectify the licensing department’s decision to only accept renewals for the foreseeable future.

Our actions followed an announcement by Nottinghamshire Police that they will disregard grants and variations until January 2021. They quote a perfect storm of COVID disruptions, changes in personnel and a period of high demand.  

Paul Dale, BASC’s head of firearms, said: “This announcement is of Nottinghamshire Police’s making and they need to prioritise the issue with immediate effect. Their failure to perform a statutory duty has left lawful BASC members, residents and businesses with no hope of successfully applying for grants and variations.

“BASC is in communication with the Chief Constable and local MPs to ensure they are aware of the seriousness of this issue. We are also working closely with the licensing department to get their system back to full function.”