Reviews are a way that an interested party or a Responsible Authority can ask the Council to place limitations on a licence that has already been issued in relation to alcohol sales, entertainment or gambling, to suspend it or to revoke it all together.
The process is intented to be quite simple, but extreme care has to be taken to ensure that all of the correct steps are taken in order to be sucessful, whether you are the applicant or the licensee.
In essence, applicants for review must complete a form and provide evidence to show what problems exist. this might include videos, photographs or witnesses.
The process takes place in front of the Council's Licensing Sub-Committee, normally a panel of three elected councillors. These councillors have fairly wide ranging powers and can decide :
- To modify the conditions on the licence
- To remove the Designated Premises Supervisor
- To revoke the licence for up to three months
- To revoke the licence completely
The matter may also go to court if there is disagreement with the Council's decision.
If you are the holder of a licence that is being reviewed, please click here for further information, or if you would like help to apply for a review of a licence, please click here.