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Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing

The Licensing Act 2003 regulated the following activities:-

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

Statement of Licensing Policy

The Oadby & Wigston Borough Council 2015 - 2020 Statement of Licensing Policy can be found by following the link below.

Application forms can be downloaded from the Home Office website or on request from the legal and licensing section.

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.

Late night refreshment

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

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.

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