Clubs are organisations where members have joined together for
particular social, sporting or political purposes and then combined
to buy alcohol in bulk as members of the organisation to supply in
the club, or provide regulated entertainment.
They commonly include Labour, Conservative and Liberal Clubs, the
Royal British Legion, other ex-services clubs, working men’s clubs,
miners welfare institutions, social and sports clubs.
To provide one or more qualifying club activities (i.e. supply of
alcohol, regulated entertainment, provision of facilities for music
and dancing), the premises must hold a Club Premises
Please refer to the licence fees, licensing policy and the help and guidance
sections of our website when making a new application.
Parts A & B must be completed for a new application. A
Premises Licence and Club
Premises Certificate Guide (Adobe PDF format, 186kb) has been
prepared to help you make your application, as well as specific
guidance (Adobe PDF format,
106kb) for clubs.
Will tacit consent apply?
Yes, tacit Consent will apply.
This means that you will be able to act as though your application
is granted if you have not heard from the Council by the end of the
A copy of the application will be provided to Responsible
Authorities on first working day after the application is received
by Licensing Unit.
Please note: this only related to applications submitted online.
You are required to serve a copy of the application, including the
accompanying documentation, to the “responsible authorities” on the
same day as the application is given to the Licensing Unit if
posting the application.
At the end of the Consultation period, if no representations are
received the licence will be granted and issued within a further 2
If representations are received a hearing will be held within 20
working days of end of consultation period.
The Consultation period is for 28 days from the day after the
application is received.