Statment of licensing policy
This is our revised gambling policy.
Under the Gambling Act 2005, a new regime for regulating gambling and betting was introduced throughout the United Kingdom from 1 September 2007. Apart from the National Lottery and spread betting, gambling and betting is regulated by the Gambling Commission, whose duties include licensing the operators and individuals involved in providing gambling and betting facilities.
Copeland Borough Council has a duty under the Act to licence premises where gambling is to take place and to licence certain other activities (such as registering small society lotteries). This document sets out how we intend to approach this task.
Consent of premises licence holder to transfer the licence to someone else.
Renewal of private hire driver's licence
Form to use to renew your private hire driver's licence.
Premises licence notes
Notes explaiining all about premises licences - who needs them, how to get them and the rules governing them.
Byelaws covering hackney carriages
Made under Section 68 of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 and Section 171 of the Public Health Act 1875 by Copeland Borough Council with respect to hackney carriages in the Borough of Copeland
Vary club premises certificate
Application to vary a club premises certificate under the Licensing Act 2003.
Gambling policy as of December 2012
Revised Statement of Licensing Policy effective from 31 January 2013
Ginns Off Street Car Parking Places Order 2015
The Copeland Borough Council (Ginns Off Street Car Parking Places) Order 2015 v2
Application for grant of hackney carriage driver's licence
Application for grant of hackney carriage driver's licence along with guidance notes for completing the form.
Guidance on personal licences
Detailed explanation of personal licences - when you need one, how long they last, how much they cost and how to get one.
Gambling policy (pdf)
Revised statement of licensing effective from January 2013.
Publication of statement of licensing policy 2016
Notice of publication of statement of licensing policy 2016 - Gambling Act 2005.
Club and premises licence
Everyone who sells alcohol, puts on entertainment or serves hot food after 11.00 pm must hold a Premises Licence/Club Premises Certificate to be able to trade under the Licensing Act 2003.
There are four types of Licence:-
- Club Premises Certificate
- Personal Licence
- Premises Licence
- Temporary Event Notice
Application for hackney carriage vehicle licence
Application form and guidance for people wanting to apply for a hackney carriage vehicle licence.
Guidance on making a minor variation to a premises licence
Guidance on making a minor variation to a premises licence.
Revised statement of licensing policy
Publication of revised statement of licensing policy - Licensing Act 2003.
Small lotteries explained
In essence a lottery is an arrangement which satisfies the statutory description of either a simple lottery or a complex lottery, as per section 14 of the Gambling Act 2005 ("the Act")
An arrangement is a simple lottery if:
- Persons are required to pay to participate;
- One or more prizes are allocated to one or more members of a class; and
- The prizes are allocated by a process which relies wholly on chance.
An arrangement is a complex lottery if:
- Persons are required to pay to participate;
- One or more prizes are allocated to one or more members of a class;
- The prizes are allocated by a series of processes; and
- The first of those processes relies wholly on chance.
Arrangements that fulfil all of the criteria of either of the above categories are defined as a lottery under the Act.
Hackney carriage drivers
Section 59 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 states that a council, before granting a hackney carriage driver's licence must be satisfied that an applicant is a fit and proper person to hold such a licence and that the applicant has for at least 12 months prior to the date of the application, been authorised to drive a motor car (that is, held a full driver's licence for that period).
Private hire terms and conditions
Terms and conditions attached to a private hire vehicle operator's licence. Please make sure you are aware of the contents of this document before you apply for a private hire vehicle licence.
Private Hire Operators Licences last for a period of 3 years. Private Hire Operators are required to keep a register or permanent book giving full details of every booking taken which may be inspected by the Council or the Police at any time.
The application form should be completed and submitted together with the appropriate licence fee. Private Hire Operators are required to have an operating base within the Borough of Copeland.
List of offences
This is a list of offences that can be committed under the Licensing Act 2003. Council or police officers can prosecute persons for any of these offences. Cases can be dealt with by way of a formal caution or in the Magistrates Court. The Court may also order the forfeiture of a Personal Licence, or suspend it for up to six months. If you are convicted of an offence, the police may also raise objections to you holding a Personal Licence, and the council can hold a hearing to consider whether your Personal Licence should be revoked.
House to house collections
A house to house collections licence is required when there is a collection for charitable purposes.
Guidance on small society lotteries
Small society lotteries, often run by schools and other community organisations, are caught by the provisions in the Gambling Act 2005 relating to children. Small society lottery organisers and promoters will commit offences if they sell tickets to under 16s.
Lottery organisers and promoters are reminded that these lotteries should ensure that they comply with the provisions of the Gambling Act 2005 and that in particular children should not be involved in the sale or purchase of small society lottery tickets. The provisions relating to this type of lottery are set out in this attachment.
Businesses, organisations and individuals who want to sell or supply alcohol in England and Wales must have a licence or other authorisation from a licensing authority - usually a local council. The law and policy governing this area is overseen by the Home Office.Here you can view a list of fees and charges for the various types of licence available.
Guidance when running a small lottery
Guidance to follow if you are planning to run a small lottery.
Premises licences guidance notes
Notes explaining all about premises licences - who needs them, how to get them and the rules governing them.