Please read our Licensing Policy statement:
Alcohol and Entertainments Licence application forms and documents are provided below (see our how to access PDF files):
With the introduction of the Licensing Act 2003 Thurrock Council will be responsible for the administration and enforcement of licensing in relation to alcohol and entertainments.
The aim of the new act is to modernise laws governing the sale and supply of alcohol, provision of late night refreshment and public entertainment so that:
Separate licences will now be required for premises and the individuals that run them. The four licensing objectives are:
The new rules will mean that you will need a licence whether you're a publican, the owner of a corner shop that sells alcohol, a provider of entertainment or a late night food takeaway owner.
Thurrock Council has published a Local Licensing Policy Statement. This explains how the Council intend to implement the new law.
What types of licences are there?
Please visit the Licencing Policy page to read a statement from the Chair of the Licensing Committee and the entire policy statement.
Subject to qualifying conditions and exemptions, they are:
An operating schedule is required as part of an application for a premises licence, or club premises certificate. The precise details of each schedule will be slightly different depending on the licensable activities, and how the premises are managed, but key features will include:
If you require further information about the Licensing Act 2003 you can contact The Regulation Department on 01375-652187 and ask to speak to a licensing officer. Alternatively information is available on Department for culture, media and sport (DCMS) web site.
General enquiries: 01375 652955
Fax: 01375 652780
Variations and new applications must be advertised as follows:
The notices shall state the licensable activities (or relevant qualifying club activities) and briefly describe the proposed variation including:
The plan must be drawn to a scale of 1:100 and must show:
If you intend to make an application for a registered club premise without any changes then you should complete the following form:
If you intend to make a variation then you must complete this part of the form as well. You will also need to advertise in the same way as described above
Any type of premises which involves any form of regulated entertainment will need a Premises Licence.
This 'notice' permits specified licensable activities for up to 499 people for a restricted time period (maximum 168 hours). The applicant only needs to inform the Police, the Licensing department and Environemntal Health team. The event can go ahead unless the Police or the Enviromental Health Team object on any of the licensing objectives. You can download a Temporary Event Notice form, including guidance notes, below:
You should keep a copy of the completed notice for your won records, only one TEN application must be sent with the payment of £21 to the licensing department, and one copy to the Police Licensing department and a copy to the Environmental Health Department . The Police and Environmental Health department then have 3 working days to submit an objection to the application. Applications must be submitted at least 10 working days before the event.
The Licensing Authority will issue an acknowledgement of the TEN application instead of a signed copy of the application.
Environmental Health and the Police now have the right to object to a TEN application and will be able to object on any of the Licensing objectives.
Please also read our Frequently Asked Questions - Temporary Event Notice.
A limited number of late temporary event notices can be given to applicants.
A late TEN is one which is given to the authority no later than five working days but no earlier than nine working days before the event.
If a late TEN is given in writing it must be given to the licensing authority, police and environmental health no later than five working days before the event and no earlier than nine working days before the event.
If the Police or Environmental Health department object to a late TEN a counter notice must be issued without the need for a hearing and there is no right of appeal.