The Licensing Act 2003
How to apply for a licence that covers late entertainment, alcohol, and cinemas. View public notices.
The Licensing Act 2003 covers any establishment that wishes to supply alcohol, regulated entertainment and late night refreshment, such as:
- Public houses
View the Licensing Register
A Temporary Event Notice (TEN) can be used to authorise small-scale events involving the sale and supply of alcohol and the provision of public entertainment.
Statement of Licensing Policy
Our Statement of Licensing Policy is a legally required document and is reviewed every five years. It sets out the steps we take to promote the licensing objectives.
How do I make an application?
From 6th April 2017 all applications for a New Premises License, Transfer of a Premises License and Personal Licenses have to be made by someone who is over the age of 18 and if they are living in the UK they must be entitled to work in the UK in a licensable activity. To be valid all applications must be accompanied by a copy of one of the documents as shown in Annex A.
You can apply and find out about the fees by post or online via the Home Office website.
Details of fees for application can be accessed from the GOV.UK website.
How to make representations on an application
Representations about a current application must be made in writing and received by us either on or before the date shown on the notice advertising the application.
Guidance notes for How to make a licensing representation.
Please send representations to:-
The Licensing TeamCommunities
BCP CouncilTown Hall Annexe
St Stephens Road
Please see below a list of current licence applications:
Licensing applications - 23 Jan to 30 Jan 2020
No licensing applications - 16 Jan to 23 Jan 2020
Licensing applications - 09 Jan to 16 Jan 2020
Licensing applications - 02 Jan to 09 Jan 2020