We issue all licences in the borough for:
Your premises must be licensed if they fall into one or more of these categories:
Items 1 and 2 above cover the activities of:
Item 3 - regulated entertainment - includes:
where the entertainment takes place in the presence of an audience and is provided for entertaining that audience. This includes entertainment designed to make a profit.
Item 4 - late night refreshment - applies to any premises that provides hot food or drink at any time between 11pm - 5am. This may include a:
There are certain exemptions, such as for hotels and similar premises, clubs and employees. Where the premises offers facilities for the customer to heat the food (a microwave in a petrol station, for example) the sale does not need to be licensed.
When is a Premises Licence needed?
A Premises Licence is likely to be required for any site or premises where any of the activities described above (licensable activities) take place. Waverley has published its Statement of Licensing Policy. Applicants for Premises Licences will need to take this document into account when making the application. They will submit an Operating Schedule as part of the application. A Licence, where it includes the sale of alcohol, must specify a designated premises supervisor (who must have a personal licence).
Licences will be subject to limitations such as times of opening, and possibly conditions required by the 'responsible authorities' in appropriate cases. Undertakings will be given by applicants and they must abide by these conditions and undertakings.
A premises licences will continue for the life of the business unless there are significant changes, insolvency or closure and surrender of the licence.
If you need to apply for a licence, you must comply with the Statement of Licensing Policy.
For more information and advice, please contact:
Tel: 01483 523189