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Alcohol and entertainment licensing

This page gives information on the requirements of the Licensing Act 2003 and activities that require a licence from Oadby and Wigston Borough Council. It gives access to application forms, guidance notes and other information, including the full Act of Parliament.

The Licensing Act 2003 came fully into effect on 24 November 2005. From this date we became responsible for licensing the following activities:-

  • the supply of alcohol
  • the provision of regulated entertainment and
  • the provision of late night refreshment.

As of 13 December 2010 the Council adopted a revised Statement of Licensing Policy. This came into effect on 1 January 2011 and will remain in effect until 7 January 2014. The policy can be viewed below.

Licensable activities under the licensing act 2003

Supply of alcohol

You need a licence to sell alcohol, including in wholesale quantities, to the public or supply alcohol to members of a club.

Regulated entertainment

You need a licence for the following activities, if carried out in front of an audience:-

  1. performance of a play,
  2. exhibition of a film,
  3. an indoor sporting event,
  4. boxing or wrestling entertainment,
  5. performance of live music,
  6. playing of recorded music,
  7. performance of dance or
  8. any similar entertainment to live music, recorded music or dance.

The provision of facilities for these activities is also licensable.

Late night refreshment

You need a licence to provide hot food or hot drink between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Types of licences

Personal Licence - licensee and staff for alcohol establishments
Premises Licence - required for licensable activities
Club Premises Certificate - registered clubs
Temporary Event Notice (TEN)- permission for small scale events
Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS)

All applications will be considered on the basis of the four licensing objectives:-

  • the prevention of crime and disorder,
  • public safety,
  • the prevention of public nuisance and
  • the protection of children from harm.

If you are still unsure whether or not you need a licence, require further information, or wish to make an application, please contact us.

To apply for a licence online please visit the premises licence page.

Last updated: Thursday, 27 February 2014 12:11 pm

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