All council licensing services are now being provided remotely. All contact should be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All licence holders must behave responsibly and adhere to closure or social distancing requirements as required. Failure to follow government guidance will result in enforcement action which can include Prohibition Notices, and directions to close as well as the possible review of the premises licence in due course.
Burnley is now subject to new national lockdown rules.
Regulations and guidance have been introduced that require the closure of certain licensed premises to protect against the risk to public health arising from Coronavirus.
Find out How to Work Safely during the Coronavirus pandemic. Attached below are the links to the relevant Gov.UK pages.
Links to Gov.UK guidance covering COVID
What is required for test n trace from customers
Barbour have produced a helpful Re-opening work premises guide. This includes reminders to carry out important building safety checks including legionella & fire safety equipment tests before beginning to operate.
Social Distancing Posters
Burnley Council has produced a poster pack. You might want to put these in & around your premises to encourage staff and visitors to follow social distancing rules. The posters can be found here. These are also available in Urdu & Bengali here.
Reopening & Noise Posters for 2021
The Licensing Act 2003
A Premises Licence is required for the sale or supply of alcohol, the provision of hot drinks or hot food between 11pm and 5am, or regulated entertainment.
Premises Licences are issued in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003.
Regulated entertainment is entertainment provided in the presence of an audience, for the purpose of entertaining that audience. For example:
- the performance of a play
- the showing of a film
- an indoor sporting event
- boxing or wrestling
- a performance of live music
- any playing of recorded music
- a performance of dance
- entertainment of a similar description (such as a circus).
It also includes the provision of entertainment facilities, that is facilities used for:
- making music (for example, a karaoke machine)
- dancing (for example, a dance floor)
- entertainment of a similar description.
The sale or supply of alcohol must be carried out, or authorised by, a person who holds a Personal Licence.
If alcohol is to be sold or supplied at the premises, the Premises Licence must include the name of the designated premises supervisor, who must hold a Personal Licence.
Advice on operating an online alcohol delivery service
This advice can be found here
Making a representation objecting to or supporting an application
An information sheet is available here
A suggested form for making representions is here
Current applications made under the Licensing Act 2003
Whilst the COVID restrictions are in place a list of applications that are open for representations can be found below :-
Applications made for a Review of a Premises Licence
Review applications open for representations are listed below
Applications made for new Premises Licences / Variations
Premises Licences / Variations applications open for representations are listed below
Representations must be made via email to Licensing@Burnley.gov.uk on or prior to the last date for representations.