Certain clubs can seek a Club Premises Certificate from the council. Once granted it authorises the club to carry on what are known as “qualifying club activities". For a club to be eligible for such a certificate they have to meet certain conditions as set out in section 62 and 64 of the Licensing Act 2003.
Briefly there has to be 2 days notice between application and admission as a member; the club must have at least 25 members and be run in good faith.
The process of applying for a certificate is similar to that of a premises licence. There is no need for a Designated Premises Supervisor where a club is open purely for the benefit of their members and their bona fide guests.
If you have a function room that you wish to use for the public then a premises licence needs to be applied for or a Temporary Event Notice given to the council. Please note there are limits as to the number of such notices that can be given in a year and numbers who can be on the premises at any one time. If in doubt seek independent advice or speak with the council's licensing officer who can be reached via 01902 696804.
Once granted a certificate can be reviewed if there has been a failure to promote the licensing objectives.
This can result in modification of conditions, suspension or event revocation of the certificate.
Details of all club premises certificates issued by South Staffordshire Council are available in our public register.
Telephone: 01902 696804