Street collection regulations
Summary of the rules regarding street collections.
Ginns Off Street Car Parking Places Order 2015
The Copeland Borough Council (Ginns Off Street Car Parking Places) Order 2015 v2
Disclosure of convictions
The form to use to disclose any convictions in relation to an application for a personal licence.
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.
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.
Publication of statement of licensing policy 2016
Notice of publication of statement of licensing policy 2016 - Gambling Act 2005.
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.
Removal of designated premises supervisor
Form to use to remove someone as a designated premises supervisor.
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.
Declaration for a club premises certificate to be granted.
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
Application for a provisional statement to be granted along with guidance notes for completing the application form.
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.
Consent of premises licence holder to transfer the licence to someone else.
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
Vary club premises certificate
Application to vary a club premises certificate under the Licensing Act 2003.
Notice to vary a licence
The Co-op Egremont has applied for variation to its premises licence to allow it to sell alcohol.