Healthier options takeaways (HOT) merit - Eligibility and how to apply


Any business who offers takeaway food in Bassetlaw, with a food hygiene rating of 3 or more, is eligible to apply.

The merit will last for a year, or before is the takeaway has a change of owner or cuisine.

Bassetlaw District Council has the right to remove the merit if the food hygiene rating falls below 3.

How to apply

Please download a self-assessment form from the Nottinghamshire County Council website and fill out the form using guidance and examples for the criteria.

There are six sections of the self-assessment form and in each section all questions need to be completed.  Please provide comments to help us understand how exactly you are meeting the criteria, this might be examples of what you do or changes you have made. Please attach any copies of menus you may have to the form.

Once completed please send the form to:-

Andrea Stewart (Lead Food Officer), Environmental Health Services, Bassetlaw District Council, Queen’s Buildings, Potter Street, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 2AH or send it by email:



Last Updated on Friday, April 12, 2019

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