For anybody proposing to submit a premises license application, we recommend that these are submitted immediately to allow a reasonable chance of the application being dealt with in time for Carnival.
We recommend that Licensing Applications are filed A.S.A.P.
If a Counter Notice is served, then there may not be sufficient time to lodge an appeal and have the appeal case heard. If an objection notice is received to a late T.E.N., the Licensing Authority will issue a Counter Notice and the event will not be authorised.
This person will be responsible for the safety of your Sound System who can outline processes for managing health and safety on the day, but also for the install and de-rig of the sound system. This person is likely to be the Sound System Manager and will be responsible for the overall running of the system as well as crowd safety and management.
Any application for a new premises licence will have to be advertised. The statutory advertising requirements require the applicant to place a notice in a local newspaper within 10 working days of making the application and place a notice (blue paper of at least A4 size) advertising the application on or at the premises for a period of 28 consecutive days, starting on the day after the application was made, outlining the details of the application.
Every decision of the Licensing Sub-Committee can be challenged by way of an appeal to the Magistrates’ Court. Not only does an applicant for a licence or review of a licence have a right to appeal against a decision of the Sub-Committee, but so does any other person, the police and the other responsible authorities, who originally submitted representations. An appeal can be lodged if the Sub-Committee grants an application, refuses an application, partially refuses an application, revokes or suspends a licence, or attaches, or fails to attach, conditions to a licence, or issues a counter notice in respect of a TEN.
If any party to such an application wishes to appeal against the decision they must lodge their appeal with the court (which in this area would be Westminster Magistrates Court, 181 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5BR) within 21 days of the notice of the sub-committee’s decision being received.