We have applied for a Premises Licence for our new hall. The licence applied for is almost identical to that obtained for the old hall in 2010 except that some of the times have been reduced. The additional 2 hours on every Bank Holiday weekend Friday, Saturday & Sunday has been removed almost entirely with the exception only of the 2 hour extension for New Years Eve. The Late Night refreshments extension has been reduced by 30 minutes from 00:30 to 00:00.
The Trustees have also made an “Application for the mandatory alcohol condition under the Licensing Act 2003 requiring a Designated Premises Supervisor in respect of a premises licence to be disapplied”. Again, this is virtually identical to that obtained for the old hall in 2010 and the Trustees will continue to review every application by users to sell alcohol at their functions.
The application can be viewed at the Breckland Council Offices during working hours. However, for the convenience of those interested, copies of the application documents can be downloaded as a ZIP file here.
We will NOT be running a ‘Bar’ at the hall and alcohol will only be sold at booked functions. It should be noted that a licence is NOT REQUIRED for users of the hall to bring and consume their own alcohol. The licence only covers the sale of alcohol.
The following is the wording of the Newspaper advertisement required as part of the application.
Notice is hereby given that Bawdeswell Village Hall has applied in respect of Bawdeswell Village Hall & Recreation Ground, Reepham Road, Bawdeswell, DEREHAM, NR20 4RU for a Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 to allow for :-
Plays, Films, Indoor Sporting Events, Live Music, Recorded Music, Performance of Dance, anything of a similar description and sale of alcohol Monday to Sunday 08:00hrs to 00:00hrs. Late Night Refreshments 23:00hrs to 00:00hrs. Plus an extra 2 hours to the terminal hour on New Years Eve for all activities.
Representations to this application must be made in writing by 06/07/2015 to the Licensing Team, Breckland Council, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, NR19 1EE where applications can be inspected during office hours. It is an offence liable on summary conviction to a maximum fine of £5,000 to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement in connection with this application.