Declaration for a club premises certificate to be granted.
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.
Revised statement of licensing policy
Publication of revised statement of licensing policy - Licensing Act 2003.
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:-
- Club Premises Certificate
- Personal Licence
- Premises Licence
- Temporary Event Notice
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.
Application for a provisional statement to be granted along with guidance notes for completing the application form.
Disclosure of convictions form
Disclosure of criminal convictions form to accompany renewal of a Hackney Carriage licence or Private Hire Driver's Licence.
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.
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
Consent of premises licence holder to transfer the licence to someone else.
Renewal of private hire driver's licence
Form to use to renew your private hire driver's licence.
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).
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.
Vary club premises certificate
Application to vary a club premises certificate under the Licensing Act 2003.
House to house collections
A house to house collections licence is required when there is a collection for charitable purposes.
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
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.
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.
Notice to vary a licence
The Co-op Egremont has applied for variation to its premises licence to allow it to sell alcohol.
Application for hackney carriage vehicle licence
Application form and guidance for people wanting to apply for a hackney carriage vehicle licence.
Guidance on making a minor variation to a premises licence
Guidance on making a minor variation to a premises licence.
Land charges notice
Notice of our land charges service.
- Where can I find out about alcohol licensing?
Private hire terms and conditions
Terms and conditions attached to a private hire vehicle operator's licence. Please make sure you are aware of the contents of this document before you apply for a private hire vehicle licence.
Private Hire Operators Licences last for a period of 3 years. Private Hire Operators are required to keep a register or permanent book giving full details of every booking taken which may be inspected by the Council or the Police at any time.
The application form should be completed and submitted together with the appropriate licence fee. Private Hire Operators are required to have an operating base within the Borough of Copeland.
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.