Club premises certificates

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A club premises certificate allows a club to use the club premises for "qualifying club activities" such as the sale and supply of alcohol and the provision of regulated entertainment to club members and their bona fide guests.

More information on club premises certificates can be viewed on the Home Office website.
 

Applying for a club premises certificate

Clubs are strongly encouraged to ask for advice from officers in our licensing department before making an application for a club premises certificate. The officers can help make sure that you go through all the necessary procedures properly, which helps you to avoid unnecessary delays in the application process.

You can contact the licensing department by email at licensing@tewkesbury.gov.uk or by phone on 01684 272284.
 

Applications

Clubs need to send applications to us at: Licensing Department, Tewkesbury Borough Council, Public Services Centre, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5TT or by email at licensing@tewkesbury.gov.uk.

Clubs will also need to send a copy of their application to all of the responsible authorities, whose contact details can be found below.

A template for the public notice that needs to be displayed at the club premises and published in a local newspaper, circular or similar document can also be downloaded below. Please note that the notice displayed at the relevant premises must be printed on light blue paper.

You can find out the non-domestic rateable value of the relevant premises by visiting the Valuation Office Agency website.


Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. After the 28 day consultation period has expired, if no representations have been received from responsible authorities or other persons, then the licence is granted as applied for. We will issue the licence shortly after.

If there is a representation from a responsible authority other person then this will cause the application to be considered by the Licensing Sub-Committee. A hearing will be arranged within 56 days from the date the application is made.


Variation applications

If a club wants to make changes to their club premises certificate, they can apply for a variation of the certificate.

If the club is only looking to make small changes to the certificate, which will not impact on the promotion of the licensing objectives, it may be possible to apply for a minor variation of the club premises certificate. Minor variations are subject to a simpler application process and a lower application fee.

Clubs thinking of making changes to their club premises certificate are strongly encouraged to seek advice from officers in our licensing department before making an application.  The officers will be able to advise you whether or not you can apply for a minor variation and can also help make sure that you follow all of the necessary procedures to help you avoid unnecessary delays in the application process.

You can contact the licensing department by email at licensing@tewkesbury.gov.uk or by phone on 01684 272284.

Further guidance on variation applications can be found on the Home Office website.
 

Applications

You will need to send your application to us at: Licensing Department, Tewkesbury Borough Council, Public Services Centre, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5TT or by email at licensing@tewkesbury.gov.uk

You will also need to send a copy of the application to all of the responsible authorities, whose contact details can be found below.

A template for the public notice that needs to be displayed at the club premises and published in a local newspaper, circular or similar document can also be downloaded below. Please note that the notice displayed at the relevant premises must be printed on light blue paper.

You can find out the non-domestic rateable value of the relevant premises by visiting the Valuation Office Agency website.


Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. After the 28 day consultation period has expired, if no representations have been received from responsible authorities or other persons, then the licence is granted as applied for. We will issue the licence shortly after.

If there is a representation from a responsible authority other person then this will cause the application to be considered by the Licensing Sub-Committee. A hearing will be arranged within 56 days from the date the application is made.


Minor variation applications

If a club wants to make small alterations to their club premises certificate that will not impact adversely on the licensing objectives, they can apply for a "minor variation" of their certificate.

When we receive an application for a minor variation, we must consider whether the changes being proposed could impact adversely on the licensing objectives.

When considering an application, we have to consult with other relevant authorities if there is any doubt about the impact the proposed changes will have on the licensing objectives and we think we need specialist advice. We will then take the views of these authorities into account in reaching our decision.

More information on variations to club premises certificate can be found on the Home Office website.
 

Applications

The application form must be submitted to us with the existing club premises certificate, any other relevant documents and the fee of £89 to: The Licensing Officer, Tewkesbury Borough Council, Public Services Centre, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury, GL20 5TT, email: licensing@tewkesbury.gov.uk.

Clubs are then required to advertise their application by displaying a public notice at the relevant premises for a period of 10 working days starting on the working day after the minor variation application was given to us. The public notice must be on white paper of at least A4 size.
 

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. If after the 10 working day consultation period has expired and no representations have been made by a responsible authority or other persons, then we will approve the minor variation. If any representations have been received, we have a further five working days to consider them and will decide whether to approve or reject the application. If the minor variation is approved, we will issue a notice outlining the minor variation to the club premises certificate. We will also issue a new certificate to reflect the minor variation.