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Alcohol, Entertainment & Late Night Refreshment

You will need to apply for permission if you wish to sell alcohol, provide certain types of entertainment or sell hot food or hot drink between 23:00 and 05:00. If you trade illegally without a permission you risk an unlimited fine and up to six months in prison.

  • Premises Licence & Club Premises Certificates

    You can apply for a Premises Licence or a Club Premises Certificate online. You must consider how your activities will impact upon crime and disorder, public safety, public nuisance and protecting children from harm.

  • Personal Licence to Sell Alcohol

    Premises licensed to sell alcohol using a Premises Licence must name a designated premises supervisor (DPS) who holds a Personal Licence. You can apply for a Personal Licence to Sell Alcohol online.

  • Temporary Event Notices (TEN)

    A Temporary Event Notice (TEN) can be used to provide licensable activities on a temporary basis or to temporarily extend the hours of existing licences.

  • Advertising Requirements - Guidance notes

    If you're applying for a new premises licences or a club premises certificate, there is specific information that you must advertise in newspapers and in notices displayed on the premises during the application period.

  • Variations, Minor Variations, Transfers & Changes of DPS

    Once a permission is granted the holder can apply to make changes to the licence.

  • Objecting to Licence Applications

    Residents and businesses are able to comment on applications for Premises Licences and Club Premises Certificates.

  • Notices of Application

    Under the law we're required to list all new, variation and review applications for both premises licences & club premises certificates. These notices will be listed on this page for 28 days.

  • Alcohol Licence Application forms

    Forms relating to premises licences, personal licences, consents, declarations and reviews, as well as guidance notes can be found here.

  • Licensing Policy

    The Licensing Act 2003 requires the Licensing Authority to determine and publish its Licensing Policy at least every 5 years. The Statement of Licensing Policy sets out the principles that the authority will apply when exercising its functions under the Licensing Act 2003.

  • Licensing Act 2003

    Under the Licensing Act 2003, any premises or place where licensable activities will take place will need to be covered by a licence or notice. Licence holders will be responsible for the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm.