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Register of premises licences

Under the Licensing Act 2003 a premises licence is required where one or more licensable activities are provided at the venue concerned.

Licensable activities are defined as:

  • the sale by retail of alcohol
  • the supply of alcohol by or on behalf of a club to, or to the order of, a member of the club
  • the provision of regulated entertainment
  • the provision of late night refreshment

Under the Act, we are required to maintain a public register of all applications for premises licences.

South Lakes best practice guidance

The supervision and enforcement of activities associated with premises licences within South Lakeland is the shared partnership responsibility between our officers(as the licensing authority), Cumbria Constabulary, Cumbria Fire and Rescue and most importantly the Premises Licence Holder or Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS).

Our partnership policy is to work for compliance and seek best working practices. Only when this has failed, or due to circumstances, is likely to fail, will we resort to legal action.

Using the South Lakes best practice guidance (PDF/1MB/37 pages) will help you to deliver responsible management of your premises in line with the licensing objectives. If you require further advice, contact any partner agencies outlined in the guidance document.