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  1. 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
  2. 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

  3. How do I get my vehicle licensed as a taxi?
  4. 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.

  5. Disclosure of convictions

    You will need to complete this form as part of your application for a personal licence.

    A personal licence must be held by a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) but can also be held by anyone involved in the sale of alcohol by retail. It is not necessary for all staff selling alcohol to have a personal licence.

    Please note: You must be 18 years old or over in order to apply for a personal licence.

    The following must be submitted to the Licensing Authority:

    • Completed application form.
    • 2 passport size photographs, one of which must be endorsed on the reverse with a statement verifying the likeness of the photograph to you by a solicitor, notary, a person of standing within the community or any individual with a professional qualification. This person must not be a relative.
    • A criminal conviction certificate. The certificate must be less than 1 month old at the time of application.
    • Completed 'Disclosure of Convictions and Declaration' form.
    • Level 2 National Certificate for Personal Licence Holder (NCPLH).
    • The current fee of £37.00.
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  7. Disclosure of convictions

    The form to use to disclose any convictions in relation to an application for a personal licence.

  8. 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.

  9. Street collection regulations

    Summary of the rules regarding street collections.

  10. How do I get my vehicle a private hire licence?
  11. Personal licence

    Anyone who plans to sell or supply alcohol or authorise the sale or supply of alcohol must apply for a personal licence.

    A personal licence must be held by a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) but can also be held by anyone involved in the sale of alcohol by retail. It is not necessary for all staff selling alcohol to have a personal licence.

    Please note: You must be 18 years old or over in order to apply for a personal licence.

    The following must be submitted to the Licensing Authority:

    • Completed application form.
    • 2 passport size photographs, one of which must be endorsed on the reverse with a statement verifying the likeness of the photograph to you by a solicitor, notary, a person of standing within the community or any individual with a professional qualification. This person must not be a relative.
    • A criminal conviction certificate. The certificate must be less than 1 month old at the time of application.
    • Completed 'Disclosure of Convictions and Declaration' form.
    • Level 2 National Certificate for Personal Licence Holder (NCPLH).
    • The current fee of £37.00.
  12. Removal of designated premises supervisor

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

  13. Street collection permit application form

    A Street Collection Permit is required where a charity promotes a collection for a charitable purpose on the street. The following notes should be taken into account when applying for a permit:

    • The permit lasts for period of collection specified.
    • It is an offence to promote the collection without first obtaining a Permit from the Council.
    • Only one Saturday per year can be allocated to each charity.
    • The application form should be completed and forwarded to the Legal Section.
    • The return form must be submitted to the Council no later than one month after the collection date.

     

  14. Asda variation of premises licence

    Application by Asda Stores to vary a premises licence. You have until 3 October 2013 to comment. See the attached document for details.

  15. 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. .

  16. 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.

     

     

  17. Club declaration

    Declaration for a club premises certificate to be granted.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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
  21. Provisional statement

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

  22. Disclosure of convictions form

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

  23. Temporary Event Notice form

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

  24. 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.

  25. Transfer consent

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

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