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You need a club premises certificate if you are a social, sporting or political members club (e.g. working men’s club or British Legion) and want to:
Any of the following may apply for a club premises certificate:
See licence fees.
You can apply for a club premises certificate through the following:
You will need to include a copy of the following:
A copy of your application must also be advertised to the 8 responsible authorities. We will do this on your behalf if the application is submitted online.
You must also advertise your application in a noticeable location at the premises within a day and the local newspaper within 10 working days.
For an example layout, see ‘application notice example’ in the documents section.
There will be a consultation period of 28 days starting the day after we have received your application.
This time allows objections to be made from the following responsible authorities:
Objections must be based on the certificate not promoting one or more of the following licensing objectives:
If no objections are received during this time, your certificate will be granted the day after the end of the consultation period. You will receive your certificate within 10 working days.
If objections are made against the application, a hearing will be held within 20 working days from the end of the consultation period. The decision to grant or refuse the application will be decided by the Licensing Sub Committee.
If a hearing is held the certificate can be:
A decision is usually made at the end of hearing. We will inform you once a decision has been made, along with the person who made the objection and the chief of police.
Anyone involved in the hearing can appeal an application if it is refused.
Appeals must be made to a Magistrates court within 21 days of the decision being made.
To keep the certificate valid, you will need to pay an annual fee. For costs see licence fees.
A reminder letter will be sent out to you one month before the due date detailing how to make payment.
To change the activities on your certificate see full variation - premises licence or club premises certificate or minor variation - premises licence or club premises certificate.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.