Have your say on our Licensing Policy

We are updating our licensing policy and we are inviting people to have their say on our proposed changes.

What is the policy for?

We use this policy to make decisions on applications for premises who want to either sell alcohol, provide regulated entertainment, or serve hot food or drinks between 11pm and 5am. The objectives of the policy are based around the 4 criteria included in the licensing Act;  prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm.

We have worked with our partners in the police, trading standards, safeguarding and the fire service to revise our draft policy, which also includes advice on best practice for venue operators.

Cllr Rob Walker Cabinet member with responsibility for culture and the environment said:

“I would encourage anyone who is interested in how we make decisions on licensed premises to read the policy and share their views,  licensing affects everyone from business owners and their customers to local residents.”

Have your say

Everyone is welcome to comment on the draft policy. The consultation is open until Sunday 15 December 2019. You can share your thoughts by emailing licensing@kirklees.gov.uk or calling 01484 221000.

More information

You can find the electronic copy of the draft licensing on our website.

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