You'll need to advertise a minor variation application by placing a public notice on the outside of the premises.
There no requirement for a notice to be placed in a newspaper for a minor variation.
Display of notice
The notice on the premises must be displayed for a period of not less than 10 working days, starting on the first working day after the day on which your application is accepted by us (for example, if your application is accepted on a Friday then the start date of the 10 working day period will generally be the following Monday unless the Monday is a bank holiday when it would be the Tuesday).
The notice must comply with the requirements set out in the regulations and must be:
- at least A4 in size
- white in colour (not pale blue as required for a full variation/new application)
- printed legibly or typed in black ink in a font equal to or larger than 16
You must display the notice prominently on the premises where it can be conveniently read from the outside by passers-by. If any part of the premises abuts the public highway or other place accessible to the public for 100 or more metres in length a notice must be displayed at least every 50 metres along that part of the perimeter. All notices must be displayed prominently at the premises to which it relates so that it can be read easily from the exterior of the premises.
Content of notice
In all cases the notice shall contain:
- For an application made in relation to a premises licence, at or near the top of the notice, the heading must read: Licensing Act 2003: Minor Variation of Premises Licence (printed or typed to a font size to or larger than 32)
- For an application made in relation to a club premises certificate, at or near the top of the notice, the heading must read Licensing Act 2003: Minor variation of a club premises certificate (printed or typed to a font size to or larger than 32)
- There must be a brief description of the proposed variation or variations (printed or typed in a font size equal to or larger than 16)
- The name of the applicant or club
- The postal address of the premises or club premises (if there is no postal address a description of the location sufficient to identify the premises)
- The postal address and, where applicable, the web address where the our register is kept and where and when the record of the application may be inspected
- A statement that any representation must be in writing
- The date by which an interested party or responsible authority may make representations to us (within the 10 working days from the working day after the working day we receive the application)
- That it is an offence knowingly or recklessly to make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine for which a person could be liable on summary conviction for the offence (scale 5 on the standard scale which is currently unlimited)
Public notice template:
You can print off a template public notice which you'll need to fill in with details of your application.
Please note there are separate notice templates depending on if the application relates to a premises licence or a club premises certificate.
Please use the template notice below and fill in the required information. There are guidance notes at end of the template:
To assist, we have provided some examples of notices below:
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