Licensing news

20 May 2016

Updated Sexual Entertainment Venues Policy - Approved by Council

Notice is hereby given that on 17 May 2016 Chichester District Council approved for use it's updated Sexual Entertainment Venues policy. The Policy, having been through public consultation, now takes effect for a period of five years but can be subject of review during this time. The adoption of the policy was considered to provide a useful platform to potential applicants and business operators across the district in relation to the regime whilst minimising any potential associated corporate risks and community impacts.

The full effect of the revised schedule can be obtained by contacting the Licensing Team at licensing@chichester.gov.uk

1 January 2016

TEN's increase to the number of occasions per calendar year

From 1 January 2016, you can now issue three extra Temporary Event Notices (TENs) each year for the same area or premises; increase is from 12 notices to 15 notices.

All other requirements of a TEN have remained the same:

  • The number of people allowed to attend an event licensed using a TEN is 499 which includes staff.
  • The event cannot last more than 168 hours.
  • Personal Licence Holders can give up to 50 TENs a year for different premises / locations.
  • Standard TENs must be served on the local council, police and environmental health department at least 10 working days before the event (not including the day the notice is served or the day of the event).
  • Late TENs must be served on the local council, police and environmental health department at least 5 working days before the event (not including the day the notice is served or the day of the event).

If a late TEN receives an objection from the local authority, police and/or Environmental Health, the notice will not be valid and the event cannot conduct licensable activities.

 

16 July 2015

Reminder to register new food businesses

Any person or business that carries out a food operation must be registered with the council. Ordinarily this is the council responsible for the area in which the premises or each premises is located. If you are starting up a new food business or are taking over an existing one then you will need to complete a registration form. Therefore, if you are applying under the Licensing Act 2003 for a new Club Premises Certificate, a new Premises Licence or transferring an existing Premises Licence, then you are likely to need to submit a registration form.

 

13 July 2015

Consultation commences on the Draft Statement of Licensing Policy 2016-2021

Following approval by Cabinet on the 7 July 2015, the consultation period for comments to be submitted in relation to our Draft Statement of Licensing Policy 2016-2021 has now commenced. The policy will be used to guide the council when considering applications and notices received under the Licensing Act 2003. Please submit any comments you may have in writing, and by no later than the end of the 4 October 2015.