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Hall Licensing Guidelines

Under the Licensing Act 2003 Abbotts Ann War Memorial Hall now has a new Premises Licence.

Licensable activities within the Hall authorised by the licence are:
Plays, indoor sporting events, boxing or wrestling entertainment, live music, recorded music, performances of dance, anything of a similar description to that of the last three descriptions, provision of entertainment facilities for making music, dancing or entertainment of a similar description to that above. 

The times the licence authorises the carrying out of licensable activities are: 
10:00 to 0:00 hours – except plays may not take place on Christmas Day or before 14:00 or after 0:00 hours on any Sunday or Good Friday.

Licence to sell alcohol
We have a full licence to sell alcohol. We have a Designated Premises Supervisor who will train a deputy to act on their behalf for events organised by village organisations. The cost of this licence is given in the Fees and Charges section. Training takes around 30 minutes, please arrange this through the booking secretary.

Any activity that is to take place within Abbotts Ann War Memorial Hall that is not in the above licensable activities will require a Temporary Event Notice (TEN). This includes the sale of alcohol at events in the Hall. Note: the Magistrates’ Courts will no longer have any involvement with alcohol licensing. Applications for Occasional Licences, Occasional Permissions and Extensions have been replaced with a Temporary Events Notice.

Temporary Event Notices (TENs)

A Temporary Event Notice (TEN) is a notification given by an individual to Test Valley Borough Council giving notice of an event that is to take place. TENs replace the existing ‘occasional permissions’ and ‘occasional licences’ systems and relate to temporary events with less than 500 attendees where ‘licensable activities’ are planned to take place.

Licensable activities are: – “The sale of alcohol” The supply of alcohol by or on behalf of a club to, or to the order of, a member of a club “The provision of regulated entertainment” The provision of late night refreshment.

A temporary event notice may only be given by an individual and not, for example, by an organisation or club or business. The individual giving the notice is the proposed “premises user”. Within businesses, clubs or organisations one individual will therefore need to be identified as the proposed premises user.

It is a requirement that you send two copies of this notice with a fee as advised by TVBC to the licensing section of Test Valley Borough Council at least ten working days before the commencement of the proposed licensable activities. The authority will endorse one of the two copies and return it to you as an acknowledgement. A third copy must be sent to the chief officer of police at Andover at least ten working days before the commencement of the proposed licensable activities.

The Police may only object to a TENs on crime and disorder grounds, and if they do, notice of a hearing by the Council’s Sub Licensing Committee will be given. The Committee can decide to uphold or dismiss the Police objection.

When permitted temporary activities take place, a premises user must ensure that either:

  (1) A copy of the temporary event notice endorsed as acknowledged by the licensing authority is prominently displayed at the premises; or that
  (2) The temporary event notice endorsed as acknowledged by the licensing authority is kept at the premises either in his own custody or in the custody of a person present and working at the premises and whom he has nominated for that purpose.

Where the temporary event notice is in the custody of a nominated person, a notice specifying that fact and the position held by that person must be displayed prominently at the premises. 

  Temporary Event Notices can be obtained from the Booking Secretary
Gayle Wilson tel: 07771 717 536, when you book the Hall.

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