What is the premises licence consultation process?
Reopening of restaurants and pubs
The government have recently issued guidance for restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaways reopening from 4 July 2020. You can view this guidance on this document.
The government has also issued Guidance for temporary alcohol licensing for the off sales of alcohol.
For more information about how to reopen safely, you can go to our COVID-19 business support webpages.Find out more
Applications for either of the above are subject to a consultation process.
A copy of your application and plans must be sent to the Responsible Authorities. These are the Chief Officer of Police, Chief Fire Officer, trading standards, child protection body and various other council departments - planning, health and safety and environmental health.
Additionally the application must be advertised in the public notice section of a local newspaper. The notice must be published once in an edition of the local newspaper, commencing the day after the application was submitted to the licensing authority, in a following ten day period.
The local newspaper serving the area covered by Hastings Borough Council is the Hastings and St Leonards Observer. They are contactable on 01424 854242 or by e-mail.
An external notice must also be displayed at the premises for which the application refers. This must be clearly displayed and able to be read from outside the premises when closed. This must be displayed for 28 consecutive days commencing the day after the application is submitted to the licensing authority.
After the notice has been displayed for the 28 consecutive days, the 'Declaration of Display of Site Notice' should be completed, signed and returned to the licensing authority.