Noise from Licensed Premises
The licensing of alcohol, certain types of entertainment and late night refreshment is the responsibility of the local authority and is governed by the Licensing Act 2003. There are four licensable activities contained within the Act : The sale of alcohol by retail, the supply of alcohol by or on behalf of a club to, or to the order of, a member of a club, the provision of regulated entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment. Late night refreshment can be broadly described as hot food or drink supplied to members of the public, on or from any premises, between the hours of 11pm and 5am. For specific advice and guidance refer to our Licensing pages.
Licensing Authorities must perform their duties according to the four 'licensing objectives' contained in the Act. These are:
- The prevention of crime and disorder
- Public safety
- The protection of children from harm
- The prevention of public nuisance
Noise may be generated from premises that hold a premises license that may result in disturbance and irritation to members of the public. Such noise may include amplified music noise and noise from patrons.
Complaints concerning noise from Licensed Premises will be investigated by the Councils Pollution and Licensing Section.