Statement of Licensing Policy
As per the Licensing Act 2003, the licensing authorities of both district Councils have to produce a Statement of Licensing Policy.
The purpose of this policy is to inform everybody of the boundaries within which each licensing authority operates.
- explain how both district Councils will make their licensing decisions
- advise on the legislative framework
The policies were approved by Full Council:
- For Babergh District Council on 24 November 2020
- For Mid Suffolk District Council on 26 November 2020
Both policies take effect from 7 January 2021, for a period of five years (unless revisions are needed sooner).
These policies refer to a multi-agency enforcement concordat (agreement) and protocol which is available separately.
If you have any concerns that a premises is unlicensed, or breaching the terms and conditions of a licence, please contact the Licensing Team.
Serious matters such as crime, disorder or anti-social behaviour should be reported to the police.