Advertising your licence application

You must advertise your application, if you are applying:

  • for a new premises licence
  • to vary a premises licence
  • for a club premises certificate
  • to vary a club premises certificate
  • for a provisional statement

Public notice

For a period of not less than 28 consecutive days, starting on the day after you give your application to us you must display a poster prominently on the application premises. It must be in an exterior location so that the public can read it at any time of day. If the premises is larger than 50 metres square you must place additional posters (the same as the original) every 50 metres along the premises boundary where it abuts any highway.

The poster must be:

  • A4 or larger
  • pale blue in colour
  • printed or typed legibly in black ink in 16 point font, or larger

A pro forma notice is included within the application pack.

Newspaper advertisement

You must place an advertisement in a local newspaper circulating in the Wycombe district on at least one occasion during the period of ten working days from the day after you give your application to us. It would be best placed in the public notices section. When the advert has appeared you should send us the page on which it appears.

Advertisement content

Depending on the type of application the advertisements must contain the information set out below.

New applications

  • The proposed licensable activities or qualifying club activities
  • The name of the applicant or club
  • The postal address of the premises or club premises
  • The postal address and worldwide web address of the licensing authority and when the application may be inspected (see below for details)
  • The date by which an interested party or responsible authority may make representations
  • That representations must be made in writing
  • That it is an offence knowingly or recklessly to make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine for the offence. Level 5 (£5000)

Provisional statements

  • That representations are restricted after the issue of a provisional statement
  • The proposed licensable activities (where known)
  • The name of the applicant or club
  • The postal address of the premises or club premises or, if none, a description sufficient to identify the location and extent of the premises.
  • The postal address and web address of the licensing authority and when the application may be inspected (see below for details)
  • The date by which an interested party or responsible authority may make representations
  • That representations must be made in writing
  • That it is an offence knowingly or recklessly to make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine for the offence. Level 5 (£5000).

Variations

  • The proposed variations
  • The name of the applicant or club
  • The postal address of the premises or club premises or, if none, a description sufficient to identify the location and extent of the premises
  • The postal address and web address of the licensing authority and when the application may be inspected (see below for details)
  • The date by which an interested party or responsible authority may make representations
  • That representations must be made in writing
  • That it is an offence knowingly or recklessly to make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine for the offence. Level 5 (£5000)

The information that should be provided in all advertisements is:

The record of this application may be inspected Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays) between the hours of 9.30am to 4.00pm at the offices of:

The licensing authority
Wycombe District Council
Queen Victoria Road
High Wycombe
Bucks HP11 1BB

Or on the website of the licensing authority: www.wycombe.gov.uk.

Contact information

  • Telephone: 01494 421 346 or 01494 421 222