Alcohol and entertainment licences


National Licensing week takes place between 20-24 June 2016, for more details see the website National Licensing Week|External link

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.

Statement of Licensing Policy [PDF file 536KB]|PDF file

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:

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:

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: -

Consultation 2013 [PDF file 52KB]|PDF file

Last Updated: 03/08/2016