We can’t refuse a notice unless the police or environmental health object to it. They must do this within 3 working days of receiving it and can only object if they think your event could:
- lead to crime and disorder
- cause a public nuisance
- be a threat to public safety
- put children at risk of harm
If there is an objection, the licensing committee will hold a meeting - called a ‘hearing’ – no later than 24 hours before the event.
At the hearing, the committee will either approve, add conditions or reject the notice.
If you disagree with the licensing committee’s decision, you can appeal to your local Magistrates’ court. You must do this within 21 days, and at least 5 working days before the date of your event.