Clubs and premises


Legal and licensing

  1. Designated premises supervisor consent

    Form for you to complete if you consent to being the specified premises supervisor.

  2. Interim authority notice

    Form to use to apply for interim authority to take over a licence. An Interim authority notice (IAN) is relevant following death, mental incapacity, insolvency or dissolution of the premises licence holder. This allows for the premises licence to be reinstated for a maximum of three months to allow time for a transfer application.

  3. Minor variation form

    Application to make a minor variation to a premises licence.

    A minor variation would only be applicable for variations to premises licences or club premises certificates that could have no adverse effect on the promotion of any of the four licensing objectives. These are:

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

    Minor variations cannot be used to:

    • Extend the period for which the licence or certificate has effect
    • Change the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS)
    • Add the sale/supply of alcohol as a licensable activity
    • Allow the sale/supply of alcohol between 23.00 and 07.00
    • Allow an increase in the amount of time on any day during which alcohol may be sold/supplied
    • Remove a DPS from a church hall or community centre
  4. Provisional statement

    You will need to apply for a provisional statement if you require confirmation that a premises under construction, or being substantially altered would be granted a premises licence upon completion of the building works

  5. Vary premises licence

    Form to use if you wish to apply to vary the details of your existing licence. A variation of your premises licence is required if you want to change any aspect of the premises licence such as adding / removing conditions, adding / removing licensable activities, varying the existing hours for permitted licensable activities or varying the premises plans.

  6. Application for premises licence

    Application for premises licence under the Gambling Act 2005.

  7. Club premises licence

    Form to use to apply for a premises licence.

    You will need to apply for a new premises licence if you want to sell alcohol, provide regulated entertainment or late night refreshment (the supply of hot food or hot drink to the public between 23.00 and 05.00) in England and Wales. Applicants must not be under 18 years old. Regulated entertainment is defined under the Licensing Act 2003 as follows:

    • a performance of a play
    • an exhibition of a film
    • an indoor sporting event
    • a boxing or wrestling entertainment
    • a performance of live music
    • any playing of recorded music
    • a performance of dance
    • entertainment of a similar description to a performance of live music, any playing of recorded music or a performance of dance

    The above is only considered to be regulated entertainment if it takes place in the presence of an audience and is provided for the purpose of entertaining that audience.

  8. Clock Tower - Application for variations


  9. Removal of designated premises supervisor

    Form to use to remove someone as a designated premises supervisor.

  10. Roc bar - Application for variations


  11. Club declaration

    Declaration for a club premises certificate to be granted.

  12. Puncheon - Application for variations


  13. Provisional statement

    Application for a provisional statement to be granted along with guidance notes for completing the application form.

  14. Temporary Event Notice form

    Guidance notes and details of how to apply for a licence to play music or serve alcohol at an event.

  15. Transfer consent

    Consent of premises licence holder to transfer the licence to someone else.

  16. Premises licence notes

    Notes explaiining all about premises licences - who needs them, how to get them and the rules governing them.

  17. Vary club premises certificate

    Application to vary a club premises certificate under the Licensing Act 2003.

  18. Statement of Licensing Policy

    Statement of Licensing Policy

  19. Guidance on personal licences

    Detailed explanation of personal licences - when you need one, how long they last, how much they cost and how to get one.

  20. Gambling Policy 2016

    Gambling Policy 2016

  21. Guidance on making a minor variation to a premises licence

    Guidance on making a minor variation to a premises licence.

  22. Licensing

    Details of all the different types of licences we can issue. If you want a specific application form see 'related forms' on the left hand side menu or click on the black and white 'application form' tag at the top of the page. .

  23. List of offences

    This is a list of offences that can be committed under the Licensing Act 2003. Council or police officers can prosecute persons for any of these offences. Cases can be dealt with by way of a formal caution or in the Magistrates Court. The Court may also order the forfeiture of a Personal Licence, or suspend it for up to six months. If you are convicted of an offence, the police may also raise objections to you holding a Personal Licence, and the council can hold a hearing to consider whether your Personal Licence should be revoked.

  24. Club and premises licence

    Everyone who sells alcohol, puts on entertainment or serves hot food after 11.00 pm must hold a Premises Licence/Club Premises Certificate to be able to trade under the Licensing Act 2003.

    There are four types of Licence:-

    1. Club Premises Certificate
    2. Personal Licence
    3. Premises Licence
    4. Temporary Event Notice
  25. Licensing fees

    Businesses, organisations and individuals who want to sell or supply alcohol in England and Wales must have a licence or other authorisation from a licensing authority - usually a local council. The law and policy governing this area is overseen by the Home Office.Here you can view a list of fees and charges for the various types of licence available.


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