Club Premises

Club Premises Certificates are licences which authorise qualifying clubs to use club premises for 'qualifying club activities'.

These are:

  • 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.

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Are You Eligible?

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.

How We Process Your Application

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.

Your application will be processed within 3 months.

If you do not receive the license, you will be not be able to trade.

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View The Licensing Act 2003 (Opens in a New Window)

View The Licensing Act 2003 (Premises licences and club premises certificates) Regulations 2005 (Opens in a New Window)

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