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Alcohol, entertainment & takeaways (Licensing Act 2003)

The Licensing Act 2003 came into force on 24 November 2005. All premises affected by the Act are required to hold a current premises licence or club premises certificate.

Under the Licensing Act 2003 the Council, acting as the Licensing Authority, is responsible for the licensing of the sale or supply or alcohol, regulated entertainment and late night refreshment.


Licence applications

The following links can be used to apply for the relevant licence:

Applications & Reviews For Consultation

Please click the link below for information on any applications or reviews currently under consultation:


Other information

The following links provide general information on the licensing regime as well as containing important information for applicants:

National Fraud Initiative - Fair Processing Notice

This authority is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information provided on Personal Licence application forms for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes. For further information see our National Fraud Initiative page.


Related information

Last Updated: 9/4/2012

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West Lancashire Borough Council, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, West Lancashire L39 2DF
Tel: 01695 577177 | Email: customer.services@westlancs.gov.uk