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Alcohol, entertainment and food

Coronavirus information:

All council licensing services are now being provided remotely. All contact should be made by email to licensing@burnley.gov.uk.

IMPORTANT 

All Licence holders must behave responsibly and follow current government advice in relation to closure or social distancing as appropriate. Any failure to adhere to Government advice will most likely lead to a review of the Licence.

Premises that are required to remain closed

All Licensed Premises that are required to close must not operate until the restrictions are lifted.  The current guidance is here.

Businesses still Operating and/or Re-opening

Find out how to work safely during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

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.

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. 

The Act

Premises Licences are issued in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003.

Further information

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

None

Applications made for new Premises Licences /  Variations

Premises Licences /  Variations applications open for representations are listed below

None

Representations must be made via email to Licensing@Burnley.gov.uk on or prior to the last date for representations which is detailed alongside each application above.

 

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