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  1. Application to renew hackney carriage driver's licence

    Application to renew your hackney carriage driver's licence and supporting guidance.

  2. Draft Gambling Policy

    Draft Statement of Gambling Policy

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

    Guidance on making a minor variation to a premises licence.

  4. Church Stile Holiday Park - premises licence

    Church Stile Holiday Park - premises licence

  5. Provisional statement (vessel)

    A Provisional Statement is used for premises which are intended to become licensed, but which have not yet been built or converted. A provisional statement therefore, acts as an indicator whether a premises licence is likely to be granted upon completion of the construction work or alterations in accordance with the plans.

  6. 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. .

  7. Application form for house to house collection permit

    Application form for a permit to collect house to house.

  8. Application for a premises licence - Turkuaz

    Notice of application for premises licence - Turkuaz

  9. New Premises Licence - Cragg Road Stores

    New Premises Licence - Cragg Road Stores

  10. Guidance on small society lotteries

    Small society lotteries, often run by schools and other community organisations, are caught by the provisions in the Gambling Act 2005 relating to children. Small society lottery organisers and promoters will commit offences if they sell tickets to under 16s.

    Lottery organisers and promoters are reminded that these lotteries should ensure that they comply with the provisions of the Gambling Act 2005 and that in particular children should not be involved in the sale or purchase of small society lottery tickets. The provisions relating to this type of lottery are set out in this attachment.

  11. Draft Gambling Policy

    Draft Statement of Gambling Policy

  12. 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.

  13. Application for a Premises Licence, Rosehill

    Application for a Premises Licence, Rosehill Arts Trust

  14. Notice of application for a premises licence

    Notice of when someone has applied for a premises licence.

  15. 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
  16. Disclosure of convictions form

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

  17. Application premises licence - Copeland Stadium

    Application for premises licence - Copeland Stadium

  18. Premises Licence - Richmond Hotel

    Premises Licence - The Richmond Hotel

  19. Small lottery return form

    If you run a lottery you are required by law to make a return to the local authority that gives you permission to run the lottery. This requires two members of the society to make a declaration about how the lottery was run.

  20. Premises Licence Variation - Joe Bananas

    Premises Licence Variation - Joe Bananas

  21. 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.

  22. Gosforth Hall Inn Not of App vary prem lic

    Gosforth Hall Inn Notice of Application to vary premises licence

  23. Notice of application for provisional statement

    Provisional statements are for those who have an interest in premises, but don’t necessarily own the premises, or are not in a position to say that they intend to operate a business there. It could be that the individual or business applying for a provisional statement, wants to be sure that there isn’t any opposition to a particular proposal, before they spend large sums of money.

    The application and consultation process for a ‘provisional statement’ is the same as for a ‘premises licence’ and under normal circumstances, a premises licence application will eventually follow on from the grant of a provisional statement; if the applicant intends to go ahead with the proposal.

  24. 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.

  25. Renewal of private hire driver's licence

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

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