Licensing Act 2003

COVID-19 precautions: significant changes have been made to the Council's licensing services in response to the outbreak. Where possible, relaxations have been introduced to support local business whilst maintaining safeguards. Where applications are still being processed, all parties are encouraged to submit applications and supporting information electronically to avoid potential delay.

We have prepared a summary (PDF, 655Kb) of the implications for all licences to assist applicants, licence holders and interested parties. More information can be obtained from the Licensing Service at 01695 585015 or 


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:

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.