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Thread #70681   Message #1271057
Posted By: The Shambles
13-Sep-04 - 09:25 AM
Thread Name: A little more news on Licensing
Subject: RE: A little more news on Licensing
It would be a good idea for everyone to try and ensure that their policy contains something like the suggestion from Hamish Birchall - that I have posted earlier in this thread.

Or something shorter - like the following:

Simply demonstrating that a borderline activity is or may possibly be a Regulated Entertainment is not sufficient grounds alone, under the four specific objectives of the Licensing Act 2003, for the Licensing Authority to automatically inhibit or prevent the activity from taking place without the required licensing permission.

But as we will not be able to cover and predict every possible problem at this point - inserting something like the following will ensure that you will be able to approach your Licensing Committee directly for a policy decision at any point in the future.

If the Licensing Authority receives any representation on any aspect of local Licensing Policy and especially its effect on regulated entertainment, the appropriate officer will ensure that this will be presented to the Licensing Committee to enable them to make a decision on the representation.

If you do not manage to get them to include anything else at this point, inserting something like this will at least ensure that you will have access and may be able to do this later. For the danger is that the officers can go through all the motions but simply ignore every suggestion and concern made to them now - and still claim to have consulted..............