Alcohol and entertainment licences

Extended licensing hours for Royal Wedding

Government has recently published its response to extending licensing hours for the Royal Wedding. For more about this, visit: Institute of Licensing .

Under the Licensing Act 2003, licensable activities must be covered by either a:

  • premises licence;
  • club premises certificate
  • or a temporary event notice.


Where alcohol is sold in premises, there must be a designated premises supervisor who holds a personal licence. This excludes club premises that have a club premises certificate.

Licensable activities are defined as follows:

  • sale of alcohol;
  • plays;
  • films;
  • 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: Takeaways will require a premises licence under the new Act, if:
    • they offer hot food or drink for consumption on or off the premises between 11pm and 5am, .


To see the Council's current policy, please read: PDFStatement of Licensing Policy 2017 [PDF 335KB] .

Not sure your premises needs a licence under the Licensing Act 2003? For more about this or to apply for a licence, contact:

  • Username Licensing
  • Email
  • Telephone 01422 393001 / 393002 / 393131
  • Address
    The Licensing Unit
    Calderdale MBC
    Town Hall
    HX1 1UJ

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