If you live or run a business near a licensed premises, and have concerns about the way the premises is run you can ask for its licence to be reviewed, or someone can do this on your behalf. This is free.
The reason for asking for a licence to be reviewed must be:
- because of concerns about the prevention of crime or disorder
- because there are worries about public safety
- because the premises is causing a nuisance to the public
- because there could be a risk to children.
You must send the form to:
- the city council
- the person who holds the premises licence
- Staffordshire Police Authority, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority and any other legal organisations which carry out work in the area
If we think the reason you have asked for the premises licence to be reviewed isn't significant enough, or they have already been looked at, we can refuse to review the licence. If this happens, we will tell you the reasons why.
If your application is accepted, we'll advertise the licence is to be reviewed, other interested parties and responsible authorities will have 28 days to respond. After that, a hearing will be held and you will be invited to attend, along with the licensee and anyone else who has responded.
The result of a review could mean the premises:
- has conditions added to, changed or removed from its licence for up to three months
- is forbidden from running a particular activity for up to three months
- has its designated premises supervisor removed
- has its licence suspended
- has its licence revoked
With club certificates, the premises could have:
- conditions added, changed or removed from its certificate for up to three months
- a qualifying club activity removed from the its certificate for up to three months
- its certificate suspended for up to three months
- its certificate withdrawn
The decision can be appealed.
If you want to comment on any review applications write to us during the dates which will be on the public notice.