Broxbourne Borough Council is responsible for licensing the sale or supply of alcohol and regulated entertainment in the Borough. Through the Licensing Act 2003 and statement of licensing policy, the Council seeks to promote four key objectives. These are:
- The prevention of crime and disorder;
- The prevention of public nuisance;
- The protection of children from harm; and
- Public safety
The Council is responsible for administering the licences listed below. To apply for a licence, either download the relevant application form from the right of the page or apply electronically through the GOV.UK website.
Since April 2017, it has been an offence for retailers/trade buyers to buy alcohol for onward sale or supply from an unapproved UK wholesaler.
A look up service is available on GOV.UK to check that the wholesaler is approved by HMRC.
Home Office Immigration Enforcement
From 6 April 2017, all individual applicants or partnerships which are not limited liability partnerships will have to demonstrate their right to work/immigration status for the UK. This applies to personal, premise and transfer of a premise licence holder applications. The Secretary of State has become a Responsible Authority and must be notified for all new premise applications and transfer of premise licence holders. The address to send applications to is:
Home Office Immigration Enforcement, Alcohol Licensing Team, Lunar House, 40 Wellesley Road, Croydon, Surrey CR9 2BY
This is a portable licence granted to an individual enabling him/her to sell alcohol at a premises licensed for the sale of alcohol. New applicants for a personal licence must be aged 18 or over and will need to hold an accredited licensing level 2 qualification. They must also provide a criminal conviction certificate or a criminal record certificate issued no more than one month previous to the application date from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service
The requirement to renew personal licences was abolished on 1 April 2015.
If your address or name has changed since your licence was issued, please notify the Council immediately.
This is required by anyone wanting to allow certain licensable activities to take place at their premises. The licence will specify the nature of the licensable activities and detail any conditions that apply.
Licensable activities include the on and /or off premises supply of alcohol, regulated entertainment, such as live or recorded music and dancing, and late night refreshment. To assist applicants, summary application requirements are available.
Any premises licence that includes the sale of alcohol will require a ‘designated premises supervisor’ (DPS) to be specified as the person responsible for authorising the sale of alcohol. This person must hold a personal licence and will normally be whoever takes day to day responsibility for running the premises.
A complete list of premises holding a licence can be found here.
Club premises certificates
This licence grants ‘qualifying club’ status to specific premises, in accordance to a number of qualifying conditions as detailed in Part 4, Sections 62 and 64 of the Act. To assist applicants, summary application requirements are available.
Temporary Event Notices (TENs)
This makes provision to hold a temporary or occasional event without the need of a licence and requires the organiser to notify the police and local authority by issuing a Temporary Event Notice. This arrangement will cover small scale events that last less than four days and which will attract less than 499 people. Other further limitations restrict the number of temporary events held at a particular premies or site.
Late Night Refreshment
Any person who provides late night refreshment must hold a premises licence. The hot food does not have to be consumed on the premises so this includes takeaways.
A person provides late night refreshment if hot food or hot drink is supplied to members of the public between 11pm and 5am on or from any premises.
The application process for premises or club premises requires you to forward a copy of your application and other documents to various agencies named as ‘responsible authorities’. The addresses relevant to this authority are listed below:
The Licensing Officer
|Fire Protection Manager|
Hertfordshire County Council
Welwyn Garden City
Environmental Health Section
The Licensing Officer
Responsible Authority - Licensing Act
Home Office Immigration Enforcement
Policy and Enforcement
The Council is required to publish a statement of licensing policy and review it at least every five years. The policy details the principles that the Council will adhere to when exercising its licensing functions. The current statement of licensing policy covers the period 2016-21 and can be viewed here.
The Council has also adopted a policy for carrying out its enforcement responsibilities under the Licensing Act.
The public or a responsible authority may apply to Council for a review of that premises licence by the Licensing Applications Sub-Committee. The application for a review must be based on real evidence (from witnesses or documents) that the premises fails to meet one or more of the licensing objectives and must relate to a matter under the control of the premises that could be solved or improved by changing the way the premises operates.
A Notice of Hearing
To view a notice of hearing from 2018, please see the link below.
Notice of Hearing
The links below contain details of the premises which have applied for a premises licence or to vary an existing licence(s) or requests to review a premises licence.