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Applications for premises licences

To sell alcohol, to provide regulated entertainment or to provide late-night refreshment, you need a licence from the local authority if you are in England and Wales

Please use the links below to download forms for Premises Licence applications:

Proof of Permission to be in the UK

Section 36 of, and Schedule 4 to the Immigration Act 2016 (the 2016 Act) amend the 2003 Act to provide that in England and Wales:

Premises licences to sell alcohol or provide late night refreshment and personal licences cannot be issued to an individual who does not have permission to be in the UK, or is not entitled to undertake work relating to the carrying on of a licensable activity. Please refer to the guidance notes for individual applications.

Selling of alcohol

If you are applying for a Premises Licence with a view to selling alcohol, the mandatory conditions are at the link below.

Door supervisors

If you are applying for a Premises Licence with a view to using Door Supervisors, the mandatory conditions are at the link below.

Showing films

If you are applying for a Premises Licence with a view to the exhibition films, the mandatory conditions are at the link below.

Further Mandatory Conditions

By virtue of the Licensing Act 2003 (Mandatory Licensing Conditions) Order 2010 a series of further Mandatory Conditions were added to the Licences for the sale by retail of alcohol. 

Public Registers of Licensed Premises

A Public Register showing details of a premise can be viewed at the links below:

These online registers may not include all items that are available to the public for inspection and, therefore, further enquiries may be necessary of the Authority.

Required information on new notices of application

In relation to new premises licence applications, please note that the following information must be included on a Blue Site Notice and a newspaper Public Notice:

(1) In the case of an application for a premises licence or a club premises certificate, the notices referred to in regulation 25 shall contain a statement of the relevant licensable activities or relevant qualifying club activities as the case may require which it is proposed will be carried on or from the premises.

(2) In the case of an application for a provisional statement, the notices referred to in regulation 25—

(a) shall state that representations are restricted after the issue of a provisional statement; and

(b) where known, may state the relevant licensable activities which it is proposed will be carried on or from the premises.

(3) In the case of an application to vary a premises licence or a club premises certificate, the notices referred to in regulation 25 shall briefly describe the proposed variation.

(4) In all cases, the notices referred to in regulation 25 shall state —

(a) the name of the applicant or club;

(b) the postal address of the premises or club premises, if any, or if there is no postal address for the premises a description of those premises sufficient to enable the location and extent of the premises or club premises to be identified;

(c) the postal address and, where applicable, the worldwide web address where the register of the relevant licensing authority is kept and where and when the record of the application may be inspected;

(d) the date by which an interested party or responsible authority may make representations to the relevant licensing authority;

(e) that representations shall be made in writing; and

(f) that it is an offence knowingly or recklessly to make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine for which a person is liable on summary conviction is unlimited.

GDPR Privacy Statements

View the full privacy statement for Premises Licences 

Public Register

See list of publicly available Licensing Registers

Trade Associations

Contact the Licensing team

Email: Licensing@bedford.gov.uk

Bedford Borough Council
Licensing Service
Cauldwell Street
Bedford MK42 9AP

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