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Licensing Act 2003 - Statement of Licensing Policy

Under the terms of the Licensing Act 2003, the Council's Statement of Licensing Policy has to be reviewed and published at least every five years. The Licensing Authority recently completed its third review of the policy. The amended policy has been adopted by the Council and will come into effect on 7 January 2016.

Allerdale Borough Council, along with councils in Cumbria recognise that many local and national businesses in the leisure industry have undertakings across the County and it is helpful if the approach to licensing matters is consistent from one licensing authority to another. Therefore in partnership a revised licensing policy has been developed which sets out how each council will undertake their duties towards licensing alcohol, entertainment and late night refreshment over the next five years. 

The policy is below and will be available at council offices.  

Enforcement Policy

Allerdale Borough Council has developed an Enforcement Policy for Licensing. The Policy document gives details of how the Council will approach Licensing Enforcement and how it will consider cases for prosecution. The Policy does not cover all areas of Licensing, details of the areas covered can be found at the beginning of the policy document below.

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