Alcohol and entertainment licences
National Licensing week takes place between 20-24 June 2016, for more details see the website National Licensing Week|
On 14 December 2005 the Council adopted a Statement of Licensing Policy.
The Policy was reviewed and approved by full Council in December 2010 and outlines the way in which the Council expects licensed premises to be operated within the Borough.
Under the Licensing Act 2003, licensable activities must be covered by either; a premises licence, club premises certificate or temporary event notice. Where the sale of alcohol takes place in premises (excluding club premises benefiting from a club premises certificate) there has to be a designated premises supervisor who holds a personal licence under the Act.
Licensable activities are defined as follows:
- Sale of alcohol
- Indoor sporting events
- Boxing or wrestling entertainment
- Live music
- Recorded music
- Performances of dance
- Entertainment of a similar description to live music, recorded music and performances of dance
- Provision of facilities for making music
- Provision of facilities for dancing
- Entertainment of a similar description to making music and dancing
- Provision of late night refreshment - if you have a takeaway, which offers hot food or drink for consumption on or off the premises between 11 pm, and 5 am the following morning, you will require a premises licence under the new Act.
If you are unsure whether your premises needs a licence under the Licensing Act 2003, require further information or wish to apply for a licence contact:
- 01422 393030/393131.
The Council is currently consulting on an amendment to the Policy to include details of the Equality Act 2010. The consultation document can be viewed below: -