Personal and Premises Licences

The Licensing Act 2003 is based upon promotion of the following four licensing objectives:

  • Prevention of crime and disorder
  • Prevention of public nuisance
  • Ensuring public safety
  • Protection of children from harm.

We issue personal licences, premises licences, club premises certificates and permit temporary activities to allow the following licensable activities:

  • Sale or supply by retail of alcohol
  • The provision of regulated entertainment
  • The provision of late night refreshment

Which licence?

For information about the different alcohol and entertainment licences, including details of how to apply for them, please see the following pages:

Applicant Guidance

For more information on licensable activities, the types of authorisations available, how to apply and a pool of model conditions please see this document Licensing Act 2003 Applicant Guidance (96.4 KB) Word 2007

Vale of White Horse District Council Licensing Policy

Under the Licensing Act 2003 the council must publish a Statement of Licensing Policy (771.9 KB) PDF showing how it will promote the licensing objectives.

If you would like more advice or information about a premises licensing issue please contact the Licensing Team.

Last reviewed: 19 - 09 - 2019

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