Licensing Act 2003

Licensing Act 2003

The Licensing Act 2003 makes provision for the licensing of sale and supply of alcohol, regulated entertainment and late night refreshment.

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Types of Licences

Licensable activities may only be carried on under, and in accordance with, a premises licence, club premises certificate or temporary event notice. If you intend to carry on any of the licensable activities, you will need one of these three authorisations, unless your activity is covered by one of the exemptions in the Act. It is an offence to carry on any licensable activity without such an authorisation.

Premises Licence (Alcohol, Entertainment and Late Night Refreshment)

Licence Summary

A Premises Licence is required by any Premise that undertakes any of the following licensable activities

  • The sale of alcohol by retail
  • The provision of regulated entertainment
  • The provision of late night refreshment

( i.e. The provision of hot food or drink for consumption on or off premises between 11pm & 5am)

 What is Regulated Entertainment?

Subject to qualifying conditions Regulated Entertainment is defined as:

  • A performance of a play
  • An exhibition of a film
  • An indoor sporting event
  • A boxing or wrestling entertainment (indoors or outdoors)
  • A performance of live music
  • Any playing of recorded music (except incidental
  • A performance of a dance
  • Entertainment of similar description to that falling within the performance of live music, any playing of recorded music and the performance of dance
  • Provision of facilities for making music, for dancing or similar

Eligibility Criteria

A premises Licence can be applied for in an individual(s) name or in the name of a company or organisation who must not be under 18 years of age ; or in the name of a company or organisation.

Regulation Summary

How To Make An Application and The Evaluation Process

Applications must be sent to the licensing authority for the area where the premises are located. The Licensing authority for Stroud District is Stroud District Council.

Applications for the grant or variation of a premises licence

Your application must be submitted with the following:

  • Application form - which includes the operating schedule detailing licensable activities, timings and opening hours being applied for, if the application is to be time limited the period being applied for, details of the designated premises supervisor, if alcohol is being applied for whether it is to be sold for consumption on or off the premises or both, the steps proposed to promote the licensing objectives and any other required information.
  • Fee
  • Plan of the premises 
  • If the application is for the supply of alcohol the  form of consent from the premises supervisor

Applicants will be required to advertise their application at the Premises and by placing an advert in a local newspaper and to give notice of the application to any other person or responsible body which will include the Chief Police Officer, Fire and Rescue, Environmental Health and Local Planning. Once a valid application has been submitted there is a 28 day representation period.

The Licensing Authority must grant the application if there are no representations made in respect of the application. A hearing must be held if any representations are made. If a hearing is held the licence can be granted, rejected or granted subject to additional conditions. Licensable activities listed in the application can be also be excluded.

The Licensing Authority will serve a notice of its decision on the applicant, any person who has made relevant representations (ie representations that were not deemed frivolous or vexatious) and the Chief of Police.

Application for a Minor variation to a premises licence

Applications can be made for minor variations which includes minor changes in premises layouts or structures, small adjustments to licensing hours, removal of out of date, irrelevant or unenforceable conditions, addition of volunteered conditions, addition of licensable activities. Your application will consist of an application form and a fee and you must put up a notice at the premises.

Transfers or varying designated premises supervisor

Applications can be made to vary the designated premises supervisor or to transfer a licence to a new licence holder. A hearing may have to be heard if representations are made or conditions relating to a transfer are not met. Your application should consist of an application form, consent form and a fee.

Community premises - Removing the requirement for a designated premises supervisor in respect of village halls, community centres etc that have sale of alcohol

Such premises may apply to remove the mandatory requirement to have a designated premises supervisor named on the licence. If this is granted the licence will have an alternative mandatory condition applied to the premises licence. The alternative condition will require that every supply of alcohol under the premises licence must be made or authorised by the management committee of that premises.

Application for a interim authority notice

An application can be made for an interim authority notice to enable a licence to continue for a period of time following the death, incapacity or insolvency of a licence holder.

Responsible Authorities for Stroud District

PDF document  Responsible authorities - PDF, 11KB

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes if a valid application is submitted. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the Licensing Authority by the end of the target completion period.

If valid representations are received a hearing must be held to decide the application.

Tacit authorisation does not apply for Minor Variations.

Tacit consent will only apply for applications that are submitted electronically via the Point of Single Contact (PSC) or when the business can show proof of delivery from a post office, a recognised courier or an Officer of Stroud District Council.

Fees

PDF document  List of Fees - PDF, 122KB

Apply Online

These links will take you to business links website where you can apply and pay online. You will need to register with business link first.

Apply by Post or Hand Delivery

The relevant forms together with guidance can be downloaded below:

For some of the WORD forms you need to use the TAB key to move down the form.

New Premises Application

PDF documentResponsible Authorities - PDF

PDF documentGuidance to making a New Application for a Premises Licence - PDF

WordDPS Consent Form - WORD

WordAdvert Notice - WORD

WordApplication Form for a Premises Licence - WORD

Major Variation Application

PDF documentResponsible Authorities - PDF

WordAdvert Notice - WORD

PDFGuidance to Vary a Premises Licence - PDF

WordApplication Form to Vary a Premises Licence - WORD

Minor Variation

PDF documentGuidance for a Minor Variation - PDF

Word documentMinor Variation Notice - WORD

WordApplication Form for a Minor Variation of a Premises Licence - WORD

Transfer Application

PDF documentGuidance to Transfer Premises Licence - PDF

WordConsent of Premises Licence Holder to Transfer - WORD

WordApplication Form to Transfer Premises Licence - WORD

Vary Designated Premises Supervisor

PDF documentGuidance to Vary a Designated Supervisor - PDF

WordConsent to Vary a Designated Premises Supervisor - WORD

WordApplication Form to Vary a Designated Premises Supervisor - WORD

Community Premises - Disapply Designated Premises Supervisor

PDF documentGuidance to Community Premises to Disapply Designated Premises Supervisor - PDF

WordCommunity Premises Application Form to Disapply the Designated Premises Supervisor - WORD

Licence Holder Redress

An interested party or responsible authority may apply to the licensing authority to review the premises licence. A hearing will be held by the licensing authority.

Appeals are made to a Magistrates' court within 21 days of notice of the decision.

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK , advice guide will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other Redress

An interested party or responsible body may make representations in relation to a licence application or a major variation. A hearing will be held by the licensing authority.

An interested party or responsible authority may apply to the licensing authority to review the premises licence. A hearing will be held by the licensing authority.

A chief police officer may close premises and make representations to the licensing authority for a review of the licence if the premises are licensed to sell alcohol by retail and a senior member of the force has given a certificate to state that in their opinion the premises are associated with serious crime, disorder or both.

A chief police officer can give a notice to the licensing authority if they believe that the transfer of a licence to another, or a variation of designated premises supervisor could undermine crime prevention objectives. Such a notice must be given within 14 days of receiving notification of the application.

An interested party or relevant authority who made relevant representations may appeal against the granting of a licence or against any condition, variation, licensable activity or premises supervisor decisions.

Appeals are made to a Magistrates' court within 21 days of notice of the decision.

Making a Representation

Apply For a Review of a premises certificate

Trade Associations

Club Premises Licence (Alcohol and Entertainment)

Licence Summary

A club premises certificate can be applied for by a qualifying club to permit the following licensable activities:

  • Supply of alcohol by or on behalf of a club to, or to the order of, a member of the club - for qualifying clubs there is technically no sale by retail of alcohol (with the exception of guests) this is because members own the alcohol stock. Therefore the money which is paid across the bar is a way to preserve equity between members, as one member may consume more alcohol than another member.
  • Regulated entertainment for club members and their guests - this may include plays, films, indoor sporting events, boxing or wrestling entertainment, live music, recorded music, performance of dancing, anything of a similar description to live music, recorded music or performance of dance, provision of entertainment facilities for making music, dancing or anything of a similar description to making music or dancing.

Applications should be made to the local licensing authority. The local licensing authority for Stroud district is Stroud District Council.

Eligibility Criteria

Clubs must be qualifying clubs. A qualifying club has general conditions it must satisfy. These are:

  • a person may not be given memberships or as a candidate for membership to any membership privileges without an interval of at least two days from their membership application or nomination and their membership being granted
  • that club rules state that those becoming members without nomination or application cannot have membership privileges for at least two days between them becoming members and being admitted to the club
  • that the club is established and conducted in good faith
  • that the club has at least 25 members
  • that alcohol is only supplied to members on the premises on behalf or by the club

Additional conditions in relation to the supply of alcohol must be complied with. These conditions are:

  • that alcohol purchased for and supplied by the club is done by members of club who are over 18 years of age and are elected to do so by the members
  • that no person at the expense of the club receives any commission, percentage or other similar payment in regard to the purchase of alcohol by the club
  • that there are no arrangements for anyone to receive a financial benefit from supplying alcohol, apart from any benefit to the club or to any person indirectly from the supply giving a gain from running the club

Registered industrial and provident societies and friendly societies will qualify if the alcohol is purchased for and supplied by the club under the control of the members or a committee of members.

Relevant miners' welfare institutes can also be considered. A relevant institute is one that is managed by a committee or board that consists of at least two thirds of people appointed or elevated by one or more licensed operators under the Coal Industry Act 1994 and by one or more organisations who represent coal mine employees. The institute can be managed by the committee or board where the board cannot be made up as detailed above but is made up of at least two thirds of members who were employed or are employed in or around coal mines and also by people who were appointed by the Coal Industry Welfare Organisation or by a body who had similar functions under the Miners' Welfare Act 1952. In any case the premises of the institute must be held on a trust as required under the Recreational Charities Act 1958.

Regulation Summary

How to Make an Application and the Evaluation Process

All applications relating to club premises in Stroud district should be made to the Licensing Section at Stroud District Council.

Application for grant or variation of a club premises certificate.

A club can apply for a club premises certificate for any premises which are occupied and used regularly for club purposes.

The following documentation should accompany a new application for grant and an application to vary a certificate:

  • a plan of the premises - please note that the regulations state the requirements of plans.
  • a copy of the rules of the club – new applications only
  • a declaration as to qualifying club status – new applications only
  • a club operating schedule - this must detail the activities of the club, the times the activities are to take place or to be varied and also include, opening times, whether alcohol supplies are for consumption on or off the premises or both and the steps that the club propose to take to promote the licensing objectives.
  • the current club premises certificate – variation applications only
  • prescribed fee

Applicants are required to advertise their grant or variation application and to give notice of the application to the relevant responsible authorities. Once the application has been correctly submitted there is a 28 day representation period.

A hearing must be held if any valid representations are made in respect of the application. If a hearing is held the licence can be granted or granted subject to additional conditions, licensable activities listed in the application can be excluded or the application can be rejected.

The licensing authority will serve a notice of its decision on the applicant, any person who has made relevant representations (ie representations that were not deemed frivolous or vexatious) and the chief of police.

Application for a minor variation to a club premises certificate

Applicants can make applications for minor variations to their club premises certificate which may include:

  • Small changes to the layout or structure of the premises
  • Small adjustments to the licensing hours
  • Removal of a licensable activity
  • Removal of out of date or irrelevant or unenforceable conditions
  • Additional volunteered conditions
  • Additional licensable activities other than alcohol

Notice of changes to a club premises certificate

If there are any alterations to the rules or name of the club or the registered club address before an application is determined or after a certificate is issued, the club secretary must give the new details to the licensing authority. If a certificate is in place, the existing certificate must be returned the licensing authority together with a change of details fee.

The local licensing authority may inspect the premises before an application is considered.

Fees payable for club premises certificate applications are detailed below.

Responsible Authorities for Stroud District

PDF document  Responsible authorities - PDF, 11KB

More Information on applying for a Club Premises Certificate

PDF document  Guidance to applicants for new premises licence - PDF, 157KB

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes if the application is valid. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local licensing authority by the end of the target completion period.

If valid representations are received a hearing must be held to make a decision on the application.

Tacit consent does not apply for Minor Variations.

Fees

PDF document  List of fees - PDF, 122KB

Apply Online

These links will take you to business links website where you can apply and pay online. You will need to register with business link first.

Apply by Post or Hand Delivery

Apply for a New Club Premises Certificate

PDF documentApplication Form for New Club Premises Certificate - Word

PDF documentDeclaration Club Premises Certificate - Word

PDF documentAdvert Notice - Word

PDF documentGuidance Notes for completing the Declaration for a Club Premises Certificate - PDF

PDF documentGuidance to applicants for club premises certificate - PDF, 157KB

Apply to Vary a Club Premises Certificate

Word documentApplication to Vary a Club Premises Certificate - Word

Word documentAdvert Notice - Word

PDF documentGuidance Notes for applying to vary a Club Premises Certificate - PDF, 88KB

PDF documentList of Responsible Authorities (Licensing Act 2003) - PDF, 24KB

Apply for a minor variation to a Club Premises Certificate

PDF documentMinor Variation Application Form - Word

PDF documentMinor Variation Notice - Word

PDF documentGuidance for a Minor Variation - PDF

Failed Application Redress

Please Stroud District Council in the first instance.

A failed applicant will receive notice of the refusal of an application for a certificate or variation of a certificate from the local licensing authority.

If an application is rejected, the applicant may appeal the decision.

Appeals must be made to the local Magistrates' court within 21 days of the decision appealed.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact Stroud District Council in the first instance.

If a local licensing authority refuses an application for a variation the licence holder may appeal the decision. A licence holder can appeal against a decision to put conditions on a certificate or to exclude any club activity. Appeals may also be made against the variation of any condition.

Appeals against the decision of a review can be made.

A club may appeal against the withdrawing of a certificate.

Appeals must be made to the local Magistrates' court within 21 days of the decision appealed.

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, adviceguide will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

A club member, interested party of responsible authority may request a review of the certificate. If the request is valid the local licensing authority will hold a hearing.

Appeals against the decision of a review can be made.

Appeals must be made to the local Magistrates' court within 21 days of the decision appealed.

Other Redress

Any interested party or responsible authority may make representations to the local licensing authority during the application period. If representations are made a hearing will be held to consider the application and the representations. Notices will be made by the local licensing authority detailing the reasons for any outcome. Interested parties who made representations will receive notice of a failed application.

An interested party is:

  • a person living near the premises or a body representing such a person
  • a person involved in a business near the premises or a body representing such a person

An interested party may request a review of the club premises certificate. The local licensing authority will give reasons for their response to the application in a notice.

An interested party may appeal if they argue that a certificate should not have been granted or that different or additional conditions or limitations on activities should have been made. They may also appeal against any variation of a condition.

Appeals against the decision of a review can be made.

Appeals must be made to the local Magistrates' court within 21 days of the decision appealed.

Making a Representation

Apply For a Review of a Club Premises Certificate

Trade Associations

Temporary Event Notice - TEN (Alcohol, Entertainment and Late Night Refreshment)

Licence Summary

If you wish to hold an occasional or ad-hoc event in England or Wales where licensable activities are to take place, you must give a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) to your local licensing authority no later than ten clear working days before the event. If the premises where the event is to be held is in areas governed by two or more local authorities applications must be made to each.

Unless you submit an electronic application you must also give a copy of the notice to the police and Environmental Protection no later than ten working days before the event.

Licensable activities are:

  • Retail sale of alcohol or supply of alcohol to club members and guests
  • Regulated entertainment
  • Late night refreshment

You must be 18 years or older to give a TEN and can submit a maximum of five TENs in a calendar year. If you are a Personal Licence holder, you can submit a maximum of 50 TENs in a calendar year. The person who submits the TEN is called the Premises User.

Your event must involve no more than 499 people at any one time and last no more than 168 hours (7 days) with a minimum of 24 hours between events.

Eligibility Criteria

The licensable activities must be carried out as detailed in the TEN.

The TEN must be in a specific format and must be made by someone who is 18 or over.

The TEN should contain:

  • if alcohol is to be supplied, a statement confirming that it is a condition of using the premises that the supplies are made under the Premises User's authority
  • details of the licensable activities
  • the event period
  • the times when during that period the activities will take place
  • the maximum number of people proposed to be allowed on the premises
  • any other required matters

Regulation Summary

In any calendar year which is 1 January to 31 December:

  • No more than twelve TENs can be submitted for any one premise. (A TEN can run for up to 168 hours)
  • No more than 21 days in total for any one premise can be covered under a TEN. (If the event goes past Midnight it is classed as two days)
  • No individual can submit more than 5 TENs apart from a Personal Licence holder who can submit 50.
  • An individual may submit a TEN known as a ‘LATE TEN' up to 5 full working days before the event. However, there is a limit of 2 per user per calendar year. This limit is 10 LATE TENs for a personal licence holder.

  • There must be a minimum of 24 hours between notices for the same premises
  • No more than 499 persons can attend the event at any one time.

Temporary event notices are regulated by the Licensing Act 2003.

How to Make an Application and the Evaluation Process

The TEN must be given in writing on the prescribed form to the Local Licensing Authority at least ten clear working days before the event. A fee (see below) is payable with the TEN. Alternatively the TEN can be submitted online through Business Link using the link below. The Licensing authority for Stroud District is Stroud District Council.

If the permitted limits in the regulations are exceeded the TEN will be invalid and Stroud District Council will issue a Notice to you no later than 24 hours before the beginning of the event period. If a Notice is issued the licensable activities at the event cannot go ahead. If you are unsure as to how many TENs have been given so far in the current calendar year please contact the Licensing Team at Stroud District Council.

Stroud District Council will acknowledge receipt of a valid TEN before the end of the first working day following the day the TEN was received or before the end of the second working day following the day on which it was received if the day the TEN was received is not a working day.

You must also give a copy of the TEN to the Chief Officer of the local Police and the Environmental Protection Team no later than 10 working days before the event period. If you apply online through Business Link, Stroud District Council will forward a copy of the TEN to the police and the Environmental Protection Team on your behalf.

If the Chief Police Officer or The Environmental Protection Team who receives the TEN believes that the event would undermine the licensing objectives then he/she can serve an Objection Notice on Stroud District Council and you as the Premises User. This notice must be served within 3 working days of receipt by the Police and The Environmental Protection Team of the TEN.

Stroud District Council must hold a Hearing if an Objection Notice is served by the Police or The Environmental Protection Team . They may then issue a Counter Notice to you if they consider it necessary for the promotion of the licensing objectives. A decision must be made at least 24 hours before the beginning of the event. If a Counter Notice is issued the licensable activities at the event cannot go ahead.

A Police Chief Officer may modify the TEN with the consent of the Premises User. In such a case an Objection Notice will be deemed to have been withdrawn.

For LATE TENS, on receipt of the objection notice Stroud District Council will issue a Counter Notice immediately and the event cannot take place. There will not be a hearing due to time restrictions.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes. If your TEN is valid you will be able to act as though your TEN is accepted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period.

If a Police Objection Notice is made within 72 hours of a valid TEN being received by the Police or The Environmental Protection Team a public Hearing must be held to determine the TEN, unless it is a LATE TEN. 

Fee

  • £21 for each TEN submitted payable to Stroud District Council

Apply Online

*** ONLY USE THE ONLINE FORM ABOVE FOR FULL ONLINE APPLICATIONS. If you want to make an application other than using the online process, the statutory application form below must be used. Submit two copies with fee to local authority and a copy to the police. ***

Apply by Post or Hand Delivery

PDF documentHow to Submit a TEN Document - PDF, 179KB

PDF documentTemporary Events Notice Application Form (TEN) - PDF, 127KB

PDF documentTemporary Events Notice Application Form (TEN) - Word, 256KB

Alternatively paper copies of the forms are available by contacting the Licensing Section on 01453 754440 or email licensing@stroud.gov.uk

Contact Details for Environmental Protection

The Manager
Environmental Protection Team
Stroud District Council
Ebley Mill
Ebley Wharf
Stroud. GL5 4UB
Telephone – 01453 754489
Email environmental.health@stroud.gov.uk

Contact Details for Police

Licensing Unit
Harm Reduction Team
Police Headquarters
Waterwells
Quedgeley
Gloucester, GL2 2AN
Telephone - 01452 752818
Email – licensing@gloucestershire.pnn.uk

Further Information on TENS

PDF documentTemporary Event Notices Fact sheet - PDF, 85KB

PDF documentControlling Noise at Temporary Events - PDF, 25KB

Failed Application Redress

Please contact the Licensing Authority in the first instance.

If a Counter Notice is given to you by the Licensing Authority in relation to an Objection Notice made by the Police you may appeal against the decision. Appeals must be made to the local Magistrates' Court within 21 days. An appeal may not be brought later than five working days from the day of the planned event.

Premises User Redress

Please contact the Licensing Authority in the first instance.

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the event holder by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK , adviceguide will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre .

Other Redress

If the Licensing Authority decides not to issue a Counter Notice in relation to an Police Objection Notice the Chief Police Officer can appeal the decision. Appeals must be made to the local Magistrates' Court within 21 days. An appeal may not be brought later than five working days from the day of the planned event.

Trade Associations

Personal Licence

Licence Summary

A Personal Licence allows the holder to authorise sales of alcohol on licensed premises. The Designated Premises Supervisor named on a Premises Licence for sale of alcohol must be a Personal Licence holder. The Licence must be renewed every 10 years

Eligibility Criteria

  • You must be 18 or over
  • You must possess an approved licensing qualification
  • You must not have had a personal licence forfeited in the past 5 years
  • You must not have been convicted on a relevant offence under section 4 of the Licensing Act 2003 or a foreign offence.

Regulation Summary

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes if a valid application is submitted. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the Licensing Authority by the end of the target completion period

Fee

Application Requirements

(For full details see the Guidance to making a Personal Licence Application below)

  • Completed Application Form
  • Completed Disclosure of Criminal Convictions and Declaration Form
  • Criminal Conviction Certificate (Basic Disclosure) - These can be obtained through www.disclosurescotland.co.uk. The Disclosure must not have been issued more than one calendar month before the Personal Licence application is submitted.
  • Certificate of Personal Licence Qualification
  • Two passport size photographs with a statement on the back of one saying "I agree this is true likeness of ……" and endorsed by a solicitor, notary or person with a professional qualification or person of standing
  • Fee - £37

Apply by Post

The relevant forms together with guidance can be downloaded below. Forms should be sent to The Licensing Section, Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf, Stroud, GL5 4UB.
Payment can be made by cheque payable to Stroud District Council or you can ring us on 01453 754440 and make a payment over the phone.

PDF documentApplication Form - PDF, 192KB

PDF documentDisclosure of Criminal Convictions and Declaration Form - Word, 165KB

PDF documentGuidance to making a Personal Licence Application - PDF, 256KB

PDF documentRelevant Offences - PDF, 256KB

Change of Address or Name

If you change your address or your name you must contact the Licensing Authority that issued your Personal Licence. You must do the following.

  • Give us the details of the new name or address
  • Return your current Personal Licence
  • Pay a fee of £10.50 ( cheques can be made payable to Stroud District Council or you can ring us on 01453 754440 and make a payment over the phone)

We will then reissue your Personal Licence with the new details

Police Objections to your Application

The police can object to your application if you have been convicted of a relevant offence under Schedule 4 of the Licensing Act 2003 or a foreign conviction. (See the list of relevant convictions). The Police must make an objection within 14 days of receiving the application. If the police make an objection a hearing must be held to consider your application

Right of Appeal

If the Licensing Authority rejects your application for a Personal Licence you have right of appeal to the magistrates court within 21 days of being notified of the decision.

Pending Licensing Act Reviews and Applications


Pending Licensing Act Reviews

Pending Licensing Act Applications

Request for a Review

Representations by Other Persons

About the Licensing Act 2003

The Licensing Act 2003 makes provision for the licensing of sale and supply of alcohol, regulated entertainment and late night refreshment.


Latest News


Important changes to the Temporary Event Notification process as agreed by Parliament in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 which came into force on 26 th April 2012.

  • Only one copy is required by the Licensing Team
    Used to be two copies
  • A further copy of the TEN should now be also sent to Environmental Protection Team
    Used to be just the Police
  • Both the Police and/or Environmental Protection can serve an objection notice and any of the licensing objections.
    Used to be just the Police and only on the grounds of crime and disorder
  • Provision for submitting a Late TEN – (5-9 days) – but there are limits
    Used to be 10 clear working days only, no discretion
  • A single TEN can last for 168 hours (7 days)
    Used to be 96 hours
  • Premises can now entitled to 21 days per year
    Used to be 15 days
  • Objections from the Police and Environmental Protection can now be made within 3 days of receipt of the TEN
    Used to be 2 days
  • Late TENs if objected to by Police and/or Environmental Protection your event cannot go ahead
    Standard TENs will still go to a hearing, where conditions can be carried over from a Premises Licence

Licensable Activities


Licensable Activities

  • The sale of alcohol by retail
  • The supply of alcohol by or on behalf of a club to, or to the order of, a member of a club
  • The provision of regulated entertainment
  • The provision of late night refreshment

Club Activities

  • The sale of alcohol by or on behalf of a club to, or to the order of, a member of the club.
  • The sale by retail of alcohol by or on behalf of a club to a guest of a member of the club for consumption on the premises where the sale takes place.
  • The provision of regulated entertainment where that provision is by or on behalf of a club, for members of the club and their guest(s).

Licensing Act Factsheets


To help you with your application we have put together a series of fact sheets about the Licensing Act 2003.

PDF documentLive Music Act Factsheet - PDF, 78KB

PDF documentHealth and Safety Risk Assessment Factsheet - PDF, 67KB

PDF documentTemporary Events Notices Factsheet - PDF, 85KB

PDF documentPremises Licence Fact Sheet - PDF, 127KB

PDF documentRegulated Entertainment Fact Sheet - PDF, 123KB

PDF documentMinor Variations Factsheet - PDF, 49KB

PDF documentChildren Factsheet - PDF, 49KB

PDF documentClubs FactSheet - PDF, 49KB

PDF documentStreet Parties FactSheet - PDF, 49KB

List of Responsible Authorities


The attached list details the contacts for all the Responsible Authorities, specified in the Licensing Act 2003, relevant to the Stroud District.

When making applications for Licences for the sale of alcohol, provision of entertainment and provision of late night refreshment you will be required to send copies of your application to the Responsible Authorities listed.

PDF documentList of Responsible Authorities (Licensing Act 2003) - PDF, 24KB

List of Fees


Information on the fees charged under the Licensing Act 2003 are available below.

PDF documentList of Fees - Licensing Act 2003 - PDF, 40KB

Licensing Policy


The Licensing Act 2003 requires a licensing authority to prepare and publish a statement of its licensing policy every three years. To view the current Policy document please see the attachment below:

PDF documentLicensing Policy - PDF, 145KB

Newsletters


The Licensing Authority publishes a regular Licensing Newsletter which provides topical information on the Licensing and Gambling Acts.

The current Licensing Newsletter can be viewed below:

PDF documentLicensing Newsletter – December 2012 - PDF, 130KB

Previous Newsletters:

PDF documentLicensing Newsletter – May 2012 - PDF, 130KB

PDF documentLicensing Newsletter – December 2010 - PDF, 130KB

PDF documentLicensing Newsletter – May 2010 - PDF 219KB

PDF documentLicensing Act 2003 Newsletter - No 7 - PDF, 63KB

PDF documentLicensing Act 2003 Newsletter - No 6 - PDF, 50KB

PDF documentLicensing Act 2003 Newsletter - No 5 - PDF, 69KB

PDF documentLicensing Act 2003 Newsletter - No 4 - PDF, 82KB

PDF documentLicensing Act 2003 Newsletter - No 3 - PDF, 147KB

PDF documentLicensing Act 2003 Newsletter - No 2 - PDF, 144KB

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Request for a Review


Any person or responsible authority can, at any time, apply to the Licensing Authority for a review of a Premises Licence or a Club Premises Certificate. The reason for requesting the review must relate to one or more of the 4 licensing objectives, laid down in the Licensing Act 2003.

What are the 4 licensing objectives?

  • The prevention of crime and disorder
  • Public safety
  • The prevention of public nuisance
  • The protection of children from harm

The licensing authority can reject any request for a review if it considers it to be frivolous, vexatious or a repetition.

If you wish to make an application for a Review you must do so in writing using the form below and return it to The Licensing Department, Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4UB.

WORD documentApplication for the Review of a Premises Licence or Club Premises Certificate - WORD

PDF documentApplication for the Review of a Premises Licence or Club Premises Certificate - PDF, 63KB

PDF documentGuidance to Reviews - PDF, 140KB

If the application is accepted the licensing authority must advertise the application for the review by putting up a notice at the premises concerned, at the Council Offices and on their website inviting further representations about that premises from other persons and responsible authorities. The other person and the responsible authorities have a period of 28 days in which to make additional representations to licensing authority following the initial request for a review. After the representation period a hearing will be arranged to consider the Premises Licence or Club Premises Certificate.

Representations by Other Persons

The Licensing Act 2003 enables 'Other Persons' such as residents and businesses to make 'relevant representations' about applications for new premises licences or club premises certificates or variations to existing licences or certificates.

When an application is made for a new licence or a variation to a licence, a blue notice will be displayed at the premises/club in question and a notice is placed in a local newspaper. Also details of the application are available on our website on our pending applications and reviews page. The notices will include relevant information relating to the application and the dates between which representations can be made.

Representations must be in writing and may be made at any time during the 28-day period starting on the day following the day on which the application was given to the Licensing Authority. In the case of a closure order issued by the Police, representations may be made during the seven day period that follows the notice being given to the Licensing Authority by the Magistrates Court, starting on the day after the day the notice was received.

PDF documentGuidance to making Representations - PDF, 107KB

PDF documentRepresentation Form - PDF, 49KB

PDF documentRepresentation Form - WORD