It is a requirement of the Licensing Act 2003 for every Licensing Authority to produce a Statement of Licensing Policy which explains how the Licensing Authority will exercise its licensing functions under the new Act.  Central to the Licensing Policy Statement is the promotion of the four key licensing objectives:

  1. the prevention of crime and disorder;
  2. public safety;
  3. prevention of public nuisance; and
  4. the protection of children from harm.

A copy of the policy and code of best practice is available to view via the link below:

If you would like a hard copy please email or telephone 01225 477531 or 01225 477556.

This Statement has been prepared in accordance with the provisions of the Act, and having regard to the Guidance issued by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport under Section 182 of the Act.

Review of Policy 2019

This policy must be reviewed at least every five years.  Our last policy was published in 2014, so it is time for us to review it again.  A public consultation will run from 21 June 2019 to 12 September inclusive.

For more details on the proposed policy, and also to submit any comments, please go to our consultation page at:

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