Legal and licensing

  1. Transfer a premises licence

    Application to transfer a premises licence. A transfer of a premises licence is required when the current licence holder wishes to remove his/her name from the licence, add another licence holder on to the existing licence or if a premises changes ownership to add a new licence holder. The consent form must be completed and signed by the current licence holder. If the current licence holder is unable to sign the form, then the new licence holder must demonstrate that they have taken reasonable steps to locate the existing licence holder.



  2. Club declaration

    Declaration for a club premises certificate to be granted.

  3. Street party guidance

    The Government has produced guidance giving practical advice for anyone looking to hold a street party.  The guidance includes an application for road closure orders for street parties, which we will be using to process applications.

  4. Roc Bar variation of licence

    Application by Andrew John Conoley of Roc Bar, Tangier Street, Whitehaven to vary a premises licence. Any comments must be received by Monday 7 October 2013.

  5. Review a premises licence

    Application to review a premises licence.

    The review procedure applies to both a premises licence and a club premises certificate. A review may be sought relating to a premises licence or club premises if local residents and businesses in the vicinity or any of the responsible authorities have concerns with the running of the premises. Representations must be based around one or more 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
  6. Provisional statement

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

  7. Disclosure of convictions form

    Disclosure of criminal convictions form to accompany renewal of a Hackney Carriage licence or Private Hire Driver's Licence.

  8. Temporary Event Notice form

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

  9. 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
  10. Statment of licensing policy

    This is our revised gambling policy.

    Under the Gambling Act 2005, a new regime for regulating gambling and betting was introduced throughout the United Kingdom from 1 September 2007.  Apart from the National Lottery and spread betting, gambling and betting is regulated by the Gambling Commission, whose duties include licensing the operators and individuals involved in providing gambling and betting facilities.

    Copeland Borough Council has a duty under the Act to licence premises where gambling is to take place and to licence certain other activities (such as registering small society lotteries).  This document sets out how we intend to approach this task.

  11. Transfer consent

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

  12. Renewal of private hire driver's licence

    Form to use to renew your private hire driver's licence.

  13. Premises licence notes

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

  14. Ginns Off Street Car Parking Places Order 2015

    The Copeland Borough Council (Ginns Off Street Car Parking Places) Order 2015 v2

  15. Small lotteries explained

    In essence a lottery is an arrangement which satisfies the statutory description of either a simple lottery or a complex lottery, as per section 14 of the Gambling Act 2005 ("the Act")

    An arrangement is a simple lottery if:

    • Persons are required to pay to participate;
    • One or more prizes are allocated to one or more members of a class; and
    • The prizes are allocated by a process which relies wholly on chance.

    An arrangement is a complex lottery if:

    • Persons are required to pay to participate;
    • One or more prizes are allocated to one or more members of a class;
    • The prizes are allocated by a series of processes; and
    • The first of those processes relies wholly on chance.

    Arrangements that fulfil all of the criteria of either of the above categories are defined as a lottery under the Act.

  16. Byelaws covering hackney carriages

    Made under Section 68 of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 and Section 171 of the Public Health Act 1875 by Copeland Borough Council with respect to hackney carriages in the Borough of Copeland

  17. Vary club premises certificate

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

  18. Gambling policy as of December 2012

    Revised Statement of Licensing Policy effective from 31 January 2013

  19. Publication of statement of licensing policy 2016

    Notice of publication of statement of licensing policy 2016 - Gambling Act 2005.

  20. Hackney carriage drivers

    Section 59 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 states that a council, before granting a hackney carriage driver's licence must be satisfied that an applicant is a fit and proper person to hold such a licence and that the applicant has for at least 12 months prior to the date of the application, been authorised to drive a motor car (that is, held a full driver's licence for that period).

  21. Application for grant of hackney carriage driver's licence

    Application for grant of hackney carriage driver's licence along with guidance notes for completing the form.

  22. 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.

  23. Gambling policy (pdf)

    Revised statement of licensing effective from January 2013.

  24. Revised statement of licensing policy

    Publication of revised statement of licensing policy - Licensing Act 2003.

  25. House to house collections

    A house to house collections licence is required when there is a collection for charitable purposes.


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