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Licensing Alcohol and Entertainment FAQs
- The prevention of crime and disorder;
- Public safety;
- The prevention of public nuisance;
- The protection of children from harm.
- The sale of alcohol by retail;
- The supply of alcohol to club members and their guests;
- The provision of regulated entertainment;
- The provision of late night refreshment.
- A performance of a play;
- An exhibition of a film;
- An indoor sporting event;
- A boxing or wrestling entertainment (indoors or outdoors);
- A performance of live music;
- Any playing of recorded music;
- A performance of a dance;
- Entertainment of similar description to that falling within the performance of live music, the playing of recorded music and the performance of dance.
Late night refreshment, and the exemptions, are defined in the Act. It is worth remembering that because the definition of premises includes vehicles, a burger van which has regular pitches will require a premises licence for each of these.
Late night refreshment means the supply of hot food or hot drink to the public, for consumption on or off the premises, between 11.00 pm and 5.00 am, or the supply of hot food or hot drink to any persons between those hours on or from premises to which the public has access.
Food or drink is “hot” for the purposes of the Act if it is heated above ambient air temperature on the premises or elsewhere before it is supplied: or if it may be heated on the premises for this purpose after it is supplied.
- The maximum number of times a person (the "premises user") may give a temporary event notice is 50 times in a calendar year for those who hold a Personal Licence or 5 times in a calendar year for non - personal licence holders.
- A maximum of 12 temporary event notices may be given in respect of a particular premise in one calendar year.
- The maximum number of days a premises can operate under a temporary event notice is 21 days per calendar year. (Please Note: An event starting at 8pm and finishing a 2am the following morning would use up 2 of the maximum 21 days for which the premises could operate under a temporary event notice).
- A temporary event must not exceed 168 hours or 7 days in duration.
- A maximum of 499 people can be in attendance at any one time.