6-member sound systems are located within WCC - 3 operating under a TENS and 3 have a permanent Premises.
32-member sound systems are located within RBK&C - 14 operating under a TENS and 18 have either a permanent Premises or Temporary Premises.
Acquiring the individual licenses for the sound systems is not a given right. Applications for BASS sound system licences operating under a TENS, or indeed a Temporary Premises Licence can be problematic. This is due to the nature of the licensing process which deems that re-applications have to be made on a year-to-year basis. BASS have had many experiences and to date have been competent in having to address objections from the police and / or the local authority. These objections are presented at official licensing sub-committee hearings, which are adjudicated by local councillors. The BASS executive have senior professional members with years of experience. BASS have been very successful in addressing issues and in defending the specific member sound system to obtain a positive outcome at hearings. Details of all such hearings are held on public record with corresponding documents accessible online or available directly from the local authority.