Please read our guidance about representations first.

We advertise current applications online so that they can be viewed by the public.

How to make a representation

A representation can be a positive comment or an objection. 

You can either write to us or email us with your representation.  Our contact details are on the right of this page.  You'll need to tell us:

  • your full name, address and contact details
  • details of the application you are making a representation about
  • what your interest in the application is
  • what your concerns are and how they relate to the licensing objectives
  • if there are any changes you would like to see made to the application which would address your concerns
  • you will need to state clearly on the letter or email that this is a representation and if writing in, you will need to sign and date your letter

We must receive your representation before the end of the notice period. You can find this date on our current applications page.


A responsible authority or interested party can make a representation about a gambling premises licence application.  However, the representation must relate to one or more of the licensing objectives and be received within the notice period.  

An interested party is defined as a person who:

  • lives sufficiently close to the premises to be likely to be affected by the authorised activities
  • has business interests that might be affected by the authorised activities
  • represents persons who satisfy paragraph (a) or (b)

Please be aware that we will send a full copy of your representation (including your name and address) to the applicant and will also make it available at any public hearings relating to the application.