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Club Premises Certificates

This is a licence granted to 'qualifying' clubs to permit the supply of alcohol to members and their guests and to allow permitted club activities. Once issued the certificate is valid for the life of the club unless the licence is surrendered by the Licence Holder or revoked or suspended by the Licensing Authority.
There is an annual fee for this licence.

Failure to pay the club premises certificate annual fee will result in the Premises certificate being suspended.

Apply for a new club premises certificate

You may also need to enclose the following:

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. After the 28 day consultation period has expired, if no representations have been received from Responsible Authorities or interested parties, then the licence is granted as applied for. We will issue the licence shortly after.
If there is a representation from a responsible authority or interested party then this will cause the application to be considered by the Licensing Sub Committee. A hearing will be arranged within 56 days from the date the application is made.

Apply to vary a club premises certificate

There may be a reason why you wish to vary a certificate, such as to include further licensable activities or alter operating times allowed by the premises licence of club premises certificate.

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. After the 28 day consultation period has expired, if no representations have been received from Responsible Authorities or interested parties, then the licence is granted as applied for. We will issue the licence shortly after.
If there is a representation from a responsible authority or interested party then this will cause the application to be considered by the Licensing Sub Committee. A hearing will be arranged within 56 days from the date the application is made.
You will also need to enclose the following with your application form(s):-

  • Payment - for information regarding fees click here
  • Plan of the premises for additional information click here

You must now advertise your application in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003 (Premises Licences and Club Premises Certificates) Regulations 2005 Regulation 25 and 26.
The application must be advertised for a period of no less than 28 consecutive days starting on the day after the day on which the application was given to the relevant licensing authority by displaying a notice which is:

  • A. Of a size equal to or larger than A4
  • B. Of pale blue in colour
  • C. Printed legibly in black ink or typed in black font of a size equal to or larger than 16

In all cases the notice should be prominently displayed at or on the premises to which the application relates where it can be conveniently read from the exterior of the premises and in the case of premises covering an area of more than 50 metres square along the external perimeter of the premises abutting any highway and 
By publishing the notice:

  • A. In a local newspaper or if there is none, in a local newsletter, circular or similar document, circulating in the vicinity of the premises;
  • B. On at least one occasion during the period of ten working days starting on the day after the day on which the application was given to the relevant licensing authority.

For information regarding the content of the notice click here

Notification of an interest in premises

If you have an interest in a premises under the 2003 Act you can apply for a fee of £21 to the appropriate Licensing Authority to be kept informed of any changes to the register of premises kept in accordance with section 8 of the Act. This notice has effect for a period of 12 months beginning the day it is received by the Licensing Authority.

Apply for a minor variation to a club premises certificate

This process can only be used where the variations will not adversely impact on the promotion of any of the four licensing objectives (prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, prevention of public nuisance, protection of children from harm).

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. If after the 10 working day consultation period has expired and no representation have been made by a responsible authority or interested party, then we will approve the minor variation.
If any representations have been received, we have a further five working days to consider them and will decide whether to approve or reject the application.
If the minor variation is approved, we will issue a notice outlining the minor variation to the premises licence or club premises certificate. We will also issue a new licence or certificate to reflect the minor variation.​

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