Alcohol, entertainment, and late night refreshment licensing.
In 2003 Licensing systems in England and Wales were replaced with a simpler, transparent and accountable system. The Government's aim was to help build a fair and prosperous society, properly balancing the rights of people and their communities by following the above principles. The intention was to encourage tourism, reduce alcohol misuse, improve the self-sufficiency of local communities and reduce the burden of unnecessary regulations on businesses. There are explanatory notes on the Act, published by the government that makes the legislation more understandable.
There are four main principles:
- to prevent crime and disorder
- to prevent public nuisance
- to protect children from harm
- for public safety
This Act introduced a new licensing system to bring together the sale of alcohol and the provision of regulated entertainment and late night food in one licence. Runnymede Borough Council has produced a licensing policy having consulted with all interested parties.
The Government has also produced guidance under Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 which is updated from time to time.
More information may be found on the Home Office website.
Responses to Consultation: Rebalancing the Licensing Act - pdf document
A public scheme is in operation to promote the safety of patrons and staff.
Please view the Surrey Pubwatch website for more information.
Comments and questions
You can contact us by phone, letter or e-mail
You can apply online and obtain further information on our licences premises page.
You can e-mail us comments on the licensing statement or any questions you may have or send them to:
Licensing Department, Environmental Protection, Runnymede Borough Council, Runnymede Civic Centre, Station Road, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 2AH
Telephone 01932 425711