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Statement of Licensing Policy
The Statement of Licensing Policy outlines the way the
council, as the Licensing Authority, is implementing the
legislation. This document was approved by full council on 25
April 2013 and came into force on 1 May 2013.
- Statement of Licensing
Policy (pdf 7,137KB)
1 - Activities covered by the licensing requirements (pdf
- Appendix 2 - Activities
exempt from the licensing requirements (pdf 755KB)
- Appendix 3 -
Limitation for Temporary Event Notices (pdf 161KB)
- Appendix 4 -
Examples of Good Practice for Licensed Premises (pdf 2396KB)
- Appendix 5 -
Responsible authorities (pdf 123KB)
- Appendix 6 - Pool
of example conditions in connection with application (pdf
- Appendix 7 -
Mandatory Conditions (pdf 517KB)
- Appendix 8 -
Recommended delegations of functions (pdf 83KB)
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People responsible for premises that hold any of the following
activities are required to apply for the relevant licences under
the Licensing Act 2003.
Applying for licensable activities
Depending on your intentions you will need to apply for
either a Premises Licence, Club Premises Certificate or
Temporary Event Notice. You may also need to hold a personal
licence. Please apply for a licence if you wish to hold any
Making changes to a premises already licensed
Please see our list of applications.
Understanding your licence/certificate conditions
We have explained the different conditions on your licence/certificate.
Please see the guidelines that officers follow in licensing
Objecting to a licensing application
A member of the public can object to a licensing application
this is call making a representation. A member of the
public can make a representation in relation to any licensing
application for a premises in the vicinity of where you live. For
more information please read objecting
to a licensing application.
Making a complaint about existing licensed premises
If you wish to make a complaint in relation to a current licensed
premises, please read the information on who to contact depending
on the grounds for your complaint.
Licensing hearing panels and reviews
Find out more about the procedures for:
We are currently installing a new computer system which will
enable us to provide a public register online. Until this is
activated, you can view the public
register for applications received and accepted.
The information available to you through the register is:
- a list of premises that are licensed in the Medway area
- details of who is the premises licence holder
- the hours and activities authorised
The register is in three parts:
For more information contact Licensing Unit by
telephone: Licensing Services - 01634 337107 or 337108 /
Enforcement - 01634 337112 or 337106 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Write to: Licensing Unit, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR