Licensing Act 2003

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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

Premise Licences

Personal Licences

Temporary Event Notices

Club Premise Certificates

Premises Licence Applications

Review 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.

For further guidance on all applications under Licensing Act 2003, please see the following:

Contact us for further information on:

Licensing Department
Scaitcliffe House

01254 388111    (between 11.00am – 4.00pm Mon to Thur and 9.30 am – 2.30pm Friday )