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.
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
- Club Premises Certificates A Club Premises Certificate under the Licensing Act 2003 is required for any premises occupied by, and habitually used for the purposes of a club.
- Licensing Policy and Fees Information on the current Licensing Policy and appropriate fees for all the licences dealt with by Winchester City Council.
- Personal Licences Personal licences permit a person to authorise the supply of alcohol at premises licensed for that purpose.
- Planning an Event? Information on what to consider when planning your event in the Winchester City Council district.
- Premises Licences A premises licence is required for any premises where any of the following take place; sale of alcohol by retail; regulated entertainment; or the provision of hot food or hot drink between 23:00 and 05:00 on any day.
- Representations to Licensing Act 2003 Applications Representations can be made for or against applications for a premises licence or club premises certificate by a responsible authority or any other person.
- Review of Premises Licence/Club Premises Certificate A premises which holds a premises licence or club premises certificate may be reviewed where it is having a negative impact on the licensing objectives. An application for a review may be made by a Responsible Authority or any other person.
- Temporary Event Notice (TEN) A temporary event notice (TEN) authorises the premises user to conduct one or more licensable activities at a premises for no more than 168 hours (21 days).