Search our Licensing database for details of Premises Licences, Personal Licences and forthcoming Temporary Event Notices issued by the Licensing Team.
The Council's revised Licensing Policy came into effect in September 2017. It is comprehensive yet only 57 pages long. The cumulative impact zones (CIZ) in Richmond and Twickenham town centres have been maintained and now cover all applications in those zones. The decision to implement the CIZs was down to the results of the Make Associates report(pdf, 1819KB) into low level anti-social behaviour 2005 -2011, which was carried out in these areas.
The current regulations for Temporary Event Notices came into force on 10 November. These regulations changed how Temporary Event Notices are given and how licensing authorities issue counter-notices. With these regulations, the council is now able to process Temporary Event Notices.
The Licensing Act 2003 deals with alcohol, regulated entertainment and late night refreshment and is the responsibility of the Council as the Licensing Authority.
The Act affects anyone concerned with:
Under the Licensing Act 2003, a premises licence is required for any premises where licensable activities take place. These activities include the sale by retail of alcohol, the provision of regulated entertainment and the supply of hot food and drink between 23.00 and 05.00 hours. Any person selling or authorising the sale of alcohol requires a personal licence. A club premises certificate is required for members' clubs (qualifying clubs) where the supply of alcohol is made to members' and their guests.
The Deregulation Act 2015 has removed the requirement to renew a personal licence with effect from 1 April 2015.
If your address has changed you will have to apply to amend your licence before we can accept your renewal. There is a charge of £10.50 to amend details on your licence. To amend your license, complete the change of details form(pdf, 71KB).
If you do not have your original license, you may have to apply to get a replacement licence. There is a fee of £10.50 to replace a licence. To apply for a replacement licence, complete the replacement license application form(pdf, 12KB).
Forms should be returned to:
The Licensing Team
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
44 York Street
For more information on renewing your personal license and the changes in legislation please view the GOV.UK factsheet.
A premises licence holder, or club secretary for a qualifying club, may make an application to vary conditions on a premises licence or club premises certificate at any time. A variation application could be made to extend the hours of operation or include a licensable activity not authorised by the existing licence or certificate. Any variation application must be advertised for twenty-eight days. During the advertising period an interested party (local resident or business) or a responsible authority can make representation to the Licensing Authority.
For more information on making a variation application please visit the Home Office website.
To put forward your views on applications, please see our Making representations section.
Throughout the year, officers of the Licensing Authority will carry out risk based and unannounced inspections of all licensed premises to ensure conditions of licence and safe standards are being maintained.
The Commercial Environmental Health Team has a duty to investigate allegations of nuisance relating to commercial premises. Noise complaints form the bulk of all complaints to Commercial Environmental Health however we also deal with smoke, odour, premises in poor condition and some pest control issues.
If you have any questions or comments please contact Licensing
44 York Street
Telephone: 020 8545 3969
Updated: 23 April 2019