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.
- View the online licensing register
- The Council's licensing policy statement
- Staff Training Manual for Off-Licences
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.