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Published: Monday, 20th July 2020

We’re updating our policy which sets out how we regulate businesses that sell or supply alcohol, provide entertainment or late-night refreshments in the borough and we want you to have your say.

We’re updating our policy which sets out how we regulate businesses that sell or supply alcohol, provide entertainment or late-night refreshments in the borough and we want you to have your say. 

These types of businesses require a licence and the Statement of Licensing Policy sets out the way the Council will consider their applications and ensure that they follow the four licensing objectives under the Licensing Act:

  • the prevention of crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • the prevention of public nuisance
  • the protection of children from harm

The current policy runs from 2016 to 2021 and by law it must be updated every five years. 

Cllr Jackie Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Enforcement said: "In Royal Greenwich, we recognise the very positive contributions that well managed businesses add to the borough, but at the same time, the Council has a duty to make sure that businesses do not harm the rights of residents and others. 

"The proposed licensing policy will run from 7 January 2021, and we want it to reflect the views of residents and local businesses, so I urge you to get involved and feedback your views."

Residents and local businesses can have their say by 25 September 2020 at royalgreenwich.gov.uk/licensingpolicy.

​If you are unable to access the consultation online and require an alternative format please email licensing@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or call 020 8921 8018.