We carry out compliance visits on all licensed premises in Preston to check that the following licensing objectives are being met:
Below is the compliance requirements for different premises types:
We visit at any reasonable time, but avoid busy periods in order that staff are able to assist us.
Our officers will always carry their identification cards and ask to speak to the person in-charge.
Officers will check compliance with the condition that is attached to your licence.
Although many premises licences contain similar conditions some will vary slightly depending on their offer.
Licence holders and Designated Premises Supervisors should ensure they are familiar with the requirements of their licence or certificate.
You can check the specific requirements of your licence or certificate in our licensing public registers.
Following the visit, a letter will be sent to the License or certificate holder listing any issues and offer advice on how the premises can achieve compliance.
A copy of the letter with also be sent to the Designated Premises Supervisor at the premises if applicable.
We will usually revisit premises that are not compliant to check that any issues have been resolved.
In some circumstances an officer may serve a closure notice where:
Prosecution of a premises licence holder is rare. Usually this would only occur in the following circumstances:
Please note: prosecutions take place in the criminal courts. The courts can impose fines or even custodial sentences for breaches of the licensing act 2003.
The licensing committee may hold a licence review hearing in the following cases:
Following a hearing the licensing committee has the power to:
For details of current hearings please visit application notices and licence reviews.