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Licensing processes during Covid-19 crisis

The measures currently in place to address the crisi are clearly going to have an effect on licensing processes and timescales. Following developments earlier in the week, no hearings involving actual physical attendance will take place for some considerable time. The Council has adjourned all hearings due to take place this w/c 16 March and […]

Licensing advice during Covid-19 pandemic

We hope to continue to operate with as little disruption as possible. Our offices are closed until further notice and we are now working from home until further notice. We will still be available as usual by email during normal office hours. If you need to speak on the telephone, please do not phone the […]

We walked the Legal Walk!

The 2019 London@legalwalk took place on Monday 17th June 2019 – and Team Citizens Advice Westminster completed it just under two hours.

E-notifications trial

Residents can now keep up to date with licensing applications in their area by creating a MyWestminster account, where they can subscribe and receive alerts on licensing applications across the borough. Residents who have previously had a ‘Public Access’ account will have to create a new MyWestminster account with the same login email address to […]

Venue for Licensing Sub-Committee hearings

During the refurbishment of City Hall, 64 Victoria Street SW1, Licensing Sub-Committee hearings have taken place at 5 The Strand. They have now moved back to the newly refurbished City Hall, unless the Notice of Hearing states otherwise. The full address is: 18th Floor, Westminster City Council, City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, Westminster, SW1E 6QP.

Plans now available on WCC website

After a period of time when plans of premises were not made available for public view on the City Council’s online Licensing Register, they are now being made available again. There will therefore be no need for residents to make an appointment at the Council offices to view plans submitted with licence applications.

Step by step guides

Please see below guides which you might find useful: The licensing process for ‘sexual entertainment venues’ for residents in Westminster Licensing Act 2003 Gambling Act 2005 Resolving problems with licensed premises Licensing hearings: A 10 step guide for residents in City Westminster

Additional information in support of objections

It is a good time to reiterate the Council’s requirements regarding late submissions ahead of licensing hearings. In accordance with its Rules of Procedure for Licensing Sub-Committee Hearings, additional submissions/information/documentation should be received by the Council by noon 3 working days prior to a hearing, a the latest. As hearings are usually on Thursdays, in […]

Call for Evidence

A House of Lords Select Committee has been set up to assess the impact of Licensing Act 2003 since it came fully into force in November 2005. The Select Committee has recently issued a ‘Call for Evidence’, seeking views from a wide range of stakeholders and interested parties. The consultation seeks views on the general […]

Consultation on WCC’s ‘Licensing News’

Westminster City Council is currently consulting on the future of ‘Licensing News’, its weekly publication which sets out a variety of information on its licensing functions across various regimes, including details of applications which are within the ‘consultation period’ during which residents are entitled to make representations. The consultation seeks information on why people receive […]