If you wish to provide entertainment to members of the public you must obtain a licence form the Council.
This consists of:
|Eligibility Criteria||A licence may not be granted, renewed or transferred if the applicant has been convicted of an offence of either providing unlicensed entertainment, or providing entertainments otherwise than in accordance with the licence terms and conditions within 5 years preceding the date of the application.|
|Regulation Summary||The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (NI) Order 1985|
|Application Evaluation Process||
Applications must include:
Within 7 days of making the application, applicants must also place a notice in the newspapers circulating in the council district that an application for an entertainment licence has been made. This gives members of the public 28 days to make any representation in relation to the application. Evidence that these public notices have been placed must be provided to the council as part of the application process.
|Will Tacit Consent Apply?||
Tacit consent will only apply where a renewal application is received before the date of expiry of the existing licence. This means that the licence is deemed to remain in force beyond the expiry date of the previous licence until such times as the application is withdrawn, renewed or refused. Applications received after the date of expiry of an existing licence will be treated as an application for the Grant of a licence.
Tacit consent does not apply to applications for the Grant or Provisional Grant of a licence. It is in the public interest that such applications are fully processed before a licence can be issued. The Police, Fire and Rescue Services and the public all have a legitimate interest in the outcome of such applications therefore Tacit Consent does not apply to minimise the risk of a licence being granted inadvertently, subsequently resulting in public disorder, removal of protection of the safety of the public and a cumulative adverse environmental impact on the vicinity of the premises. Therefore, if a licence has not been granted you may not provide entertainment at the location in question until such times as the application is determined.
If you have not heard from the Council within a reasonable period, please contact us. You can do this online here if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or telephone the Environmental Health Service on 028 28272313, or email email@example.com
Telephone: 028 28272313
|Failed Application Redress||
Please contact Larne Borough Council in the first instance.
If you wish to appeal against a decision of the council you may appeal to your local county court within 21 days of the date you are notified of the decision.
|Licence Holder Redress||Please contact Larne Borough Council in the first instance.|
A licence holder may apply to vary a condition attached to a licence. Applications are made to the district council (see 'Apply online').
|Consumer Complaint||We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.|
|Other Redress||Any complaints concerning entertainment, including complaints about breach of conditions of licence, noise etc should be made directly to the Environmental Health Service on 028 28272313, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Trade Associations and other useful links||
Contact the local Court office: email@example.com