When we hold district licensing committee hearings
We hold district licensing committee hearings if:
- an agency - such as the police, Medical Officer of Health or an alcohol licensing inspector - opposes an alcohol licence or a manager's certificate
- a member of the public objects to an alcohol licence or a manager's certificate.
See Object to an alcohol licence.
What happens before a district licensing committee hearing
The District Licensing Committee ensures that any objection meets the criteria for objection.
Once the hearing date has been set, the applicant, agencies and objectors will be notified of the date, time and venue for the hearing.
You don't have to attend the hearing, but your objection will have greater effect if you speak in support of it.
What happens at a district licensing committee hearing
At the start of the hearing, the chairperson will introduce panel members sitting on the district licensing committee and outline the procedure for the hearing.
The chairperson may then call the parties present to introduce themselves to the committee.
The chairperson is addressed as Mr Chairman or Madam Chair.