As in previous years the licensing board has set the period during which extended hours will be considered as follows:
Festive Hours Period - 9th December 2022 to 2nd January 2023 (into the morning of the 3rd)
There will be a general presumption in favour of extending licensing hours during the above period along the following lines:
- Festive Hours Period – 9th December 2022 to 2nd January 2023 (into the morning of the 3rd)
For those premises with a terminal core hour of 0000 hours, extension to a limit of 0100 hours
For those premises with a terminal core hour of 0100 hours, extension to a limit of 0200 hours
For those premises with a terminal core hour of 0200 hours, extension to a limit of 0300 hours
- Festive Holidays (24th 25th 26th December 2022 and 31st December 2022 & 1st January 2023)
Extension to a limit of 0300 hours for all on-trade premises
Prevailing local late night conditions will still apply, such as the night-time curfew, curtailment of music at a certain a time and stewarding.
- Children will be allowed, under parental supervision to 0100 hours on 31st December/1st January to welcome the New Year, and only then for family events.
- Normal restrictions relating to children (such as the terminal hour on all other nights covered by this “relaxation”) still apply.
Please be aware that extended hours applications must be with the Board at least 35 days prior to the date on which the extended hours event is being held. This timescale is to allow for statutory reports the Board must consider in determining each application.