Alcohol, Entertainment and Late Night Refreshments

Please be aware that from the 12 December 2016 the Licensing office is only open for personal callers Tuesday's & Wednesday's between 10am & 12midday and Friday between 1pm & 4pm. Outside of these times an appointment will need to be made with a member of the Licensing Team.

Licensing Act & Policy

Licensing Act 2003

On 24 November 2005 the Licensing Act 2003 came into force. This Act transferred responsibility for the issue and control of liquor licences from the Magistrates Court to the Local Authority.

The Act covers a number of licensable activities including the sale and supply of alcohol, provisions of regulated entertainment and provision of late night refreshments (hot food or drink between the hours of 11pm and 5am).  Licences are required for the following types of premises or events:

  • Pubs
  • Nightclubs
  • Restaurants
  • Takeaways including mobile vans that provide hot food/drink after 11pm
  • Social and Private Members Clubs
  • Cinemas and Theatres
  • Off Licences
  • Hotels, Guest Houses and Holiday Parks
  • Indoor Sporting Events
  • Musical Entertainment (Live and Recorded Music)
  • Occasional Events where alcohol and/or entertainment is provided.

Licensing Policy

On 9 February 2016, Tendring District Council adopted its new Statement of Licensing Policy issued under Section 5 of the Licensing Act 2003.  This revised Statement of Licensing Policy takes immediate effect.

Statement of Licensing Policy

Licensing Policy 2016

 

Licensing Act Application Forms

Fees list for licences

Responsible Authorities List

Various fees are payable for each type of licence. Please make cheques payable to "Tendring District Council".

Grant of a Premises Licence

Application Forms
Apply Online (Via GOV.UK)

Transfer of Premises Licence

Application Forms
Apply Online (Via GOV.UK)

Variation of Premises Licence

Application Forms
Apply Online  (Via GOV.UK)

Grant of a Club Premises Certificate

Application Forms
Apply Online  (Via GOV.UK)

Variation of a Club Premises Certificate

Application Forms
Apply Online  (Via GOV.UK)

Other Club/Premises forms

Change of address (premises)

Change of address (personal)

Request to be removed as a Premises supervisor (via GOV.UK)

Notification of an interest in premises under Section 178 (via GOV.UK)

Change of name & address (via GOV.UK)

Interim authority notice (via GOV.UK)

The above applications are usually dealt with within 2 months of receipt of a full application.  In very exceptional circumstances the deadline may be required to be extended, you will be notified of the new deadline and the reason for extending it.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period.

Change of Designated Premises Supervisor

Application Forms
Apply Online (Via GOV.UK)

Applications for change of Designated Premises Supervisor are usually dealt with within 25 days of receipt of a full application.  In very exceptional circumstances the deadline may be required to be extended, you will be notified of the new deadline and the reason for extending it.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period.

Minor Variations of Premises Licence

Regulations under the Licensing Act 2003 to bring in a new minor variations procedure were laid before parliament on 8 July 2009.  The new procedures will come into force on 29 July 2009.  The regulations allow minor variations to be made to licensed premises instead of premises licence holders having to go through the cumbersome full application process by introducing new sections into the Act.

Applications must be advertised on the premises on a white public notice and the standard application form will be set out in the regulations.

Interested parties in the vicinity of the application also have ten working days from the date the application was received to make representations on the likely effect of the variation on the licensing objectives.  There is no right to a hearing but the licensing officer must take any relevant representations into account.

The licensing authority has to wait at least eleven working days before deciding whether to grant the minor variation or refuse the application - and must make its decision within fifteen working days of having received the application.  If it fails to make a decision in that time, the application is deemed to have been refused and the application fee will be returned unless the licensing authority and the applicant agree it can be treated as a new application.

Minor variations generally fall into four categories:

  • minor changes to the structure or layout of a premises
  • small adjustments to licensing hours
  • the removal of out of date, irrelevant or unenforceable conditions or addition of volunteered conditions and
  • the addition of certain licensable activities.

Apply Online  (Via GOV.UK)

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted.

Temporary Event Notice

Application Forms
Apply Online (Via GOV.UK)

Applications for Temporary Event Notices are usually dealt with within 10 working days of receipt of a full application.  In very exceptional circumstances the deadline may be required to be extended, you will be notified of the new deadline and the reason for extending it.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period.

Personal Licence

Application Forms

Personal Licence applications are usually dealt with within 3 months of receipt of a full application.  In very exceptional circumstances the deadline may be required to be extended, you will be notified of the new deadline and the reason for extending it.

Immigration, Asylum & Nationality Act 2006

To comply with the Immigration, Asylum & Nationality Act 2006 this Council is required to check your eligibility to live and work in the UK. You will be required to confirm that you are able to live and work in the UK and that on request, you will be able to provide evidence of this.

Review

Information on reviews of premises licences and club premises certificates

Gathering evidence for a review of a premises license and submitting an application for review

 

Premises Review Notices

The premises below have been given notice of an application received by a responsible authority as listed in the Licensing Act 2003 requesting a review of the current premises licence.

In order to view the notice please click on the relevant link.

Reviews:

JJ Supermarket 21-23 Jackson Road, Clacton on Sea



 

 

 

 

We have received a number of calls recently saying that they are trying to apply online and the forms won't open. From what has been advised to us by GOV.uk, the problem appears to be limited to Chrome browser when Google's in built PDF viewer is used instead of an adobe plug-in and it has been advised for users to try the following - Please try selecting the PDF that you have downloaded and use the 'open with' function (ctrl-click or right click on file name) to select Adobe Reader to open the file as it is likely that your PC or Mac is using its default or browser PDF software and this will not work. You may need to search for the download file in your 'recent downloads' folder.

Child Sexual Exploitation and Exploitation of Vulnerable Persons

Businesses, particularly licensed businesses, can play a vital and positive role in helping to identify and protect those that are vulnerable to exploitation and abuse whether they are children, young persons or adults and prevent such exploitation and abuse from occurring by doing the right thing and sharing any suspicious information that sexual exploitation or abuse of children and vulnerable persons is taking place with the relevant authorities or agencies.

By clicking on the links below you can read further about how to spot signs of possible exploitation or abuse and who to report it to and in particular how you as a business in a district that has many seaside towns can play your part in keeping children and vulnerable adults safe in our area.

A Safer Seaside Town (A guide for community safety)

Child Sexual Exploitation, Know the signs

Contact Details

E-mail licensingsection@tendringdc.gov.uk

Licensing Team
88-90 Pier Avenue
Clacton on Sea
Essex
CO15 1TN
 

Telephone: 01255 686565
Fax: 01255 686343

 

Last updated on: 09/01/2017 - 10:59