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Licensing Act 2003 General information

Last Modified May 14, 2019

The following activities need licences:

Provision of regulated entertainment

Anything similar to live music, recorded music or dance performances

  • Boxing or wrestling entertainment
  • Dance performances
  • Films
  • Indoor sporting events
  • Live and recorded music
  • Plays

Provision of late night refreshment

Supply of alcohol

  • Clubs supplying alcohol
  • Shops selling of alcohol

Types of licence

A personal licence is granted to an individual, which permits the sale of alcohol in conjunction with a premises licence.

Further information on applying for a personal licence.

A premise licence applies to all premises within Hertsmere that allows one or more licensable activities

Further information on applying for a premises licence.

 Licensing policy

You can read our Statement of Licensing Policy under the Licensing Act 2003

This policy seeks to promote:

  • the prevention of crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • the prevention of public nuisance
  • the protection of children from harm.


You can get further information on the Act from Home Office: Licensing Act 2003

 How to make Licensing Representation

Under the Licensing Act 2003, any person is able to make written representation in relation to certain types of applications. However, for a representation to be considered relevant, it must address the likely effect the granting of the application will have on the promotion of one or more of the following licensing objectives.

Licensing Act 2003 how to make a Licensing representaion guidance.(PDF 361Kb)

Acts applicable to this section:

Licensing Act 2003

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