Liquor and Entertainment Licensing in Hyndburn
Full responsibility for the licensing system transferred to the local authority on 24 November 2005.
The LICENSING ACT 2003 has changed the existing laws about the type of licences needed to provide any of the above facilities. Under the new system:
- A premises licence will be required where any of the above activities are going to take place
- A personal licence will be needed by anyone who wants to allow the sale of alcohol as part of his or her business
- Licensees, the council and other agencies must all work to promote the Licensing Objectives (see below)
- The council, and not the court, will deal with all of the licences listed above
- The magistrates’ courts will hear any appeals
Within Hyndburn, the main Licensing objectives are:
- Prevention of Crime and Disorder
- Public Safety
- Prevention of Public Nuisance
- Protection of Children from Harm
Temporary Event Notices
Club Premise Certificates
Premises Licence Applications
Under the Licensing Act 2003 we’re required to detail how we intend to operate and promote the licensing objectives in our area by publishing a Statement of Licensing Policy. As a licensing authority we must have regard to the licensing guidance issued by the Home Office and keep our Licensing Policy Statement under review and revised as appropriate.
The current Statement of Licensing Policy 2022 and 2027 and is available to view.