Wealden District Council

Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing

In order to sell or supply Alcohol, or to provide Entertainment, or Late Night Refreshment, you must have a Licence from your Local Authority under the Licensing Act 2003.

You will find information on the different types of Licence you may need, and the relevant fees and application forms on the pages below.

Applicants are advised to read the Council's Licensing Policy, before submitting an application.

If you are planning on holding a concert or outdoor event then please also read our Guidance Notes on Noise Control for Concerts and Outdoor Events (pdf)

Premises Licence

Any premises selling alcohol or providing entertainment must have a Premises Licence. Under certain circumstances Live Music may not require licensing for those premises authorised for the sale or supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises, see Live Music Act 2012 below.

You also need a Premises Licence to provide Late Night Refreshments, between the hours of 11pm and 5am.

Churches are exempt from holding a Premises Licence for Regulated Entertainment, but must have a Licence to serve alcohol, either under a Premises Licence or under a Temporary Event Notice for ad-hoc events.

Club Premises Certificates

Private Clubs must also be licensed for the supply of alcohol and/or entertainment and have separate application forms. Under certain circumstances Live Music may not require licensing for those premises authorised for the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises, see Live Music Act 2012 below.

Temporary Events

If you wish to hold an ad-hoc event involving the sale or supply of alcohol and/or the provision of entertainment you must apply for a Temporary Event Notice. Under certain circumstances Live Music may not require notification, see Live Music Act 2012 below.

You may also need to apply for a Temporary Event Notice if you hire or use a Village or Community Hall for your event.

Personal Licences

Anyone supplying or authorising the sale of alcohol must hold a Personal Licence.

Any Licensed Premises which sells or supplies alcohol must have Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) named on the Licence and that individual must hold a Personal Licence.

Live Music Act 2012

Live music has been de-regulated in certain circumstances, please visit our page for full details.

Licensing Policy

Information on Wealden's Licensing Policy and view or download the full version.

Contact Rother and Wealden Licensing Team