Alcohol Entertainment & Late Night Refreshment

Licences and Street Trading

The Licensing Act 2003 came into effect in November 2005, requiring anyone selling or supplying alcohol, or providing regulated entertainment or late night refreshment to hold a premises licence or club premises certificate. Since 2005, there have been several changes made to the Act, such as the Live Music Act 2012 and The Deregulation Act 2015.

The Alcohol Licensing and the Entertainment Licensing sections of the website provides further information on whether a licence is required.

Any premises selling or supplying alcohol requires a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) unless it is a 'qualifying club' with a Club Premises Certificate. The DPS must hold a Personal Licence and is named on the Premises Licence to authorise any sale of alcohol.

Where licensable activities are taking place for a short period, it may be possible to apply for a Temporary Event Notice (TEN). There is no requirement for a DPS when applying for a TEN.

Any person who provides security such as a Door Supervisor must be licensed by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

For all Licensing Act 2003 applications for the Whiteley area, please send a copy of the application to the address below instead of the Licensing Officer in Winchester -

The Licensing Officer
Fareham Police Station
Quay St
PO16 0NA

Guidance issued under Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003

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