Changes to ‘Tables and Chairs’ license
There will soon be a new ‘pavement licence’ available for businesses wishing to use outside space to help enable social distancing. The legislation is progressing through the House of Commons and it is expected to come into force as of: 20 July 2020. In the meantime if you already have an existing ‘Tables and Chairs Licence’, then you can apply for a renewal and this will be fast tracked to allow businesses to operate on the pavement. The cost of this new ‘Pavement’ license will be capped at £100.00 and will last until September 2021. You will be able to claim a refund if you have an existing ‘Tables and Chairs’ license. This is a fast changing situation and we will keep you up to date with the application process.
If there are new applications that require a use of space that is not immediately outside the premises or on a green space, businesses should send the plans to email@example.com so that they can be accessed to help speed up any applications if and when they are made.
Alcohol variation licences
If you are applying for a variation on your existing alcohol licences please be aware that there are additional costs to businesses for advertising the change to your serving hours. Businesses are required by law to advertise in local press that they have changed the licensing arrangements previously in place. This has been quoted at a cost of £200.00.
The Licensing Act 2003 specifies that an applicant must publish a notice of their application in a local newspaper circulating in the vicinity of the premises on at least one occasion during the period of 10 working days starting on the day after the day on which the application was given to the relevant licensing authority.
The responsibility for inserting a public notice in a newspaper circulating in the vicinity of the premises rests with the applicant (a copy of the newspaper containing the advert would be supplied to the licensing authority). Failure to advertise the application correctly either by putting up the required statutory notice at the premises and inserting a suitable advertisement in a local newspaper will invalidate the application.
Details can be found on the Lambeth website:http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/licensing/
Public Access – for information on current licences and new applications please use this link.
Waste and Recycling collection
Message from our partners First Mile, if you have recently re-opened please remember to let First Mile know and reactivate your account by contacting them through the Customer Portal.
We are currently investigating the situation regarding the timings of collection for waste and recycling to help businesses avoid any fines. We will keep you updated with new information on timings.