Council launches consultation on new licensing policy

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Lambeth council is updating its policy for regulating and licensing any business that sells alcohol, provides entertainment or late-night refreshments and has launched a public consultation which will run until Wednesday 24 October. To have your say visit

Through the Licensing Policy, the Council sets out to promote the four licensing objectives of the Licensing Act 2003, which are: prevention of crime and disorder; public safety; prevention of public nuisance; protection of children from harm.
The council which is legally required to publish a new policy every five years said:

“We are making it simpler and easier to understand, and updating it based on people’s views and changes to the law.”
Existing premises licences are not affected unless a variation is being applied for or where a licence comes to review, in which case the new policy will apply.

See previous Blog post here