Barrow Borough Council is responsible for
several areas of licensing designed to protect public safety and
promote public confidence in activities that may otherwise be open
Many licences are issued after consultation
with other departments or agencies. For example, before an
application for a Premises Licence is granted, responsible
authorities e.g. Police, Fire Service, Environmental Protection
Services, Licensing, Health and Safety, Child
Protection, Trading Standards, Director of Public
Health and Planning Services will consider the
application. Taxi and Private Hire drivers must pass
a Taxi driving test, obtain a disclosure from the Criminal
Records Bureau and take a medical examination.
Barrow Borough Council carries out checks
and inspections on a regular basis, both in the daytime and during
what many would call unsocial hours. The busiest times for
entertainment, door supervisors, taxis and private hire vehicles
are in the evening and early hours of the morning.
Application forms, where appropriate, are
included in both Word and PDF format. Although Word
applications may be completed on your computer, the completed form
should be printed, signed and sent to the relevant licensing office
with any fee and necessary documentation.
The Licensing Committee of the Council are
primarily responsible for issues concerning licensing, however, a
Licensing Sub-Committee deal with matters concerning the Licensing
Act 2003 and Gambling Act 2005. Licensing Committee
meetings are held approximately every 6 weeks and Sub-Committee
meetings are held as and when required.
Link to Licensing
Committee web page.
You can view the Public
Registers held by Barrow Borough Council here. - this link is
not presently available.
If you cannot find the register you require, please contact the
licensing section on 01229 876543 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
to see if one is available.
EU Services Directive
Barrow Borough Council is part of a
Europe-wide scheme which aims to break down barriers to cross
border trade in services between countries in the EU.
The EU Services Directive has been brought in
to make it easier for service providers, particularly small and
medium sized enterprises, to offer their services to customers in
all EU countries, whether establishing elsewhere in the EU or
providing services remotely from the UK
For further information and on-line
application procedure please follow this link.