New Licensing Policy – Alcohol, Entertainment and Late Night Refreshments

Closed 8 Jun 2021

Opened 14 May 2021


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The council has responsibility for allowing people to sell alcohol, put on public entertainment and sell late night food and drink.  The council does this by issuing licences, certificates and notices. 

The main purpose of licensing is to ensure that the national licensing objectives are promoted:

1.         preventing crime and disorder;

2.         public safety;

3.         preventing public nuisance; and

4.         protecting children from harm.

We are developing a new licensing policy which explains the council’s approach to promoting the four licensing objectives when making decisions about licensing matters.  

We welcome your views to help shape future policy decisions in this important area. Please take a few minutes to complete the short online survey below.



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What happens next

The results of this survey will be used to help us prepare a new draft Licensing Policy for the council.

The draft policy will be published later this year, when there will be a further opportunity to comment on it.

We will adopt a final Licensing Policy in early 2022.  This new policy will replace the licensing policies of the former Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe District Councils.



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