Revised Regulations in relation to the Licensing of Events will come into force on the 01/10/2015
A summary of the changes are listed below:-
Mandatory for event promoters to have a pre-application consultation meeting with the relevant local authority prior to submitting an events licence application
Events licence applications will not be accepted by a local authority unless a pre-application consultation has already taken place with the event promoter
Event promoters will not be entitled to advertise or sell tickets for events prior to the holding of a pre-application consultation meeting with the relevant local authority.
Where tickets for events have been advertised and sold prior to the holding of a pre-application consultation meeting, an application for an event licence will not be accepted by the relevant local authority.
Event licensing applications must be lodged with the relevant local authority at least 13 weeks in advance of the proposed event (currently 10 weeks).
Local authorities must make their decision on an event licence application no later than 4 weeks in advance of the proposed event.
Where it is proposed to add performances to a schedule already announced, a further pre-application consultation meeting will be required to take place before the announcement of any additional dates.
The public consultation period in relation to event licence applications is being reduced to 3 weeks (currently 5 weeks).
Mon - Fri: 9.15am to 12.15pm & 1.15pm to 3.00pm
Mon - Thurs: 9am to 4.30pm & Fri: 9am to 4pm
Mon - Thurs: 9am to 5pm & Fri: 9am to 4.30pm
Closed for Lunch: 12.30pm to 1.00pm