the supply of alcohol by or on behalf of a club to a member for consumption on the premises
the sale by retail of alcohol by or on behalf of a club to a guest of a member for consumption on the premises, and
the provision of regulated entertainment by or on behalf of a club for its members and guests.
In order to constitute a qualifying club you must satisfy the various requirements set out in the Licensing Act 2003.
There must be an interval of at least two days between a member's nomination /application for membership and their admission. There must be at least 25 members, and we will confirm whether clubs are established and conducted in 'good faith'.
Additional conditions in relation to the supply of alcohol must be complied with. These conditions are:
that alcohol purchased for and supplied by the club is done by members of club who are over 18 years of age and are elected to do so by the members,
that no person at the expense of the club receives any commission, percentage or other similar payment in regard to the purchase of alcohol by the club,
that there are no arrangements for anyone to receive a financial benefit from supplying alcohol, apart from any benefit to the club or to any person indirectly from the supply giving a gain from running the club
Registered industrial and provident societies and friendly societies will qualify if alcohol purchased for and supplied by the club is done under the control of the members or a committee of members. Miners Welfare Institutes will also be considered.
Please view the The Licensing Act 2003 (Premises licences and club premises certificates), Regulations 2005 and the Licensing Act 2003.
Application Evaluation Process
A club can apply for a club premises certificate for any premises which are occupied and used regularly for club purposes. Applications should be made to Broxtowe Borough Council, the licensing authority. Applications should be submitted with a plan of the premises which must be in a specific format, a copy of the rules of the club and a club operating schedule.
A club operating schedule is a document which must be in a specific format and which includes information on:
the activities of the club
the times the activities are to take place
other opening times
if alcohol supplies are for consumption on or off the premises or both
the steps that the club propose to take to promote the licensing objectives
any other information that is required
If there any alterations to the rules or name of the club before an application is determined or after a certificate is issued, the club secretary must give details to Broxtowe Borough Council. If a certificate is in place this must be sent to Broxtowe Borough Council when they are notified.
If a certificate is in place and the registered address of the club changes the club must give notice to Broxtowe Borough Council of the change and provide the certificate with the notice.
A club may apply to a local licensing authority to vary a certificate. The certificate should accompany the application.
Broxtowe Borough Council may inspect the premises before an application is considered.
Fees may be payable for any type of application relating to a club premises certificate.
Will Tacit Consent Apply?
No. It is in the public interest that Broxtowe Borough Council must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, please contact us. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details to the right.
Failed Application Redress
Please contact Broxtowe Borough Council in the first instance. A failed applicant will receive notice of the refusal of an application for a certificate or variation of a certificate from Broxtowe Borough Council. If an application is rejected, the applicant may appeal the decision. Appeals must be made to the local Magistrates' court within 21 days of the decision appealed.
Licence Holder Redress
If Broxtowe Borough Council refuses an application for a variation the licence holder may appeal the decision. A licence holder can appeal against a decision to put conditions on a certificate or to exclude any club activity. Appeals may also be made against the variation of any condition. Appeals against the decision of a review can be made. A club may appeal against the withdrawing of a certificate. Appeals must be made to the local Magistrates' court within 21 days of the decision appealed.
Please contact us in the first instance.
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
A club member may request a review of the certificate. Broxtowe Borough Council will give reasons for their response to the application in a notice. Appeals against the decision of a review can be made. Appeals must be made to the local Magistrates' court within 21 days of the decision appealed.
Any interested party may make representations to Broxtowe Borough Council before the certificate is granted or before amendments to a certificate are granted. If representations are made a hearing will be held to consider the application and the representations. Notices will be made by Broxtowe Borough Council detailing the reasons for any outcome. Interested parties who made representations will receive notice of a failed application.
An interested party is:
a person living near the premises or a body representing such a person
a person involved in a business near the premises or a body representing such a person
An interested party may request a review of the club premises certificate. Broxtowe Borough Council will give reasons for their response to the application in a notice.
An interested party may appeal if they argue that a certificate should not have been granted or that different or additional conditions or limitations on activities should have been made. They may also appeal against any variation of a condition.
Appeals against the decision of a review can be made. Appeals must be made to the local Magistrates' court within 21 days of the decision appealed.