Shropshire Council

Licensing Act 2003

The act was brought in to consolidate all other previous licensing regimes, such as public entertainment licences, late night refreshment and justices' alcohol licences and private members clubs, and has now superseded the legislation governing them. Under the act, licensing authorities, of which we are one, must carry out their functions with a view to promoting the four licensing objectives, along with our licensing policy:

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

Our Alcohol licensing FAQ page gives more detail.