You need a premises licence from the Council if you are planning to sell or supply:

  • late-night refreshments (selling hot food or hot drink between 11pm and 5am)
  • regulated entertainment
  • alcohol

You can find out more about how to apply for a premises licence.

Pre-Application Licensing Solutions

We now offer assistance, guidance and support with your licensing applications. Our new pre-application advice and assistance service gives you the best of local licensing knowledge at an affordable rate.

Applications are dealt with safely, securely, saving you time and money, and giving you peace of mind that your application is fit for purpose and ready to be processed without delay. Prices start from £36.00.

Download and print the Pre Application service leaflet.

The Council is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers and will use the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and deduction of fraud. It will also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing, administering public funds and will use it for comparison across the Council and with external organisations for the prevention and the detection of fraud. For further information, see data matching and the national fraud initiative.

Current Licence Application Public Notice

Licensing team

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

Address: PO Box 15
Council House
Earl Street

Telephone: 024 7697 5496