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Licensing Act 2003 and Gambling Committee

Purpose of committee

The terms of reference for the Licensing Act 2003 and Gambling Committee are set out in Part 7 of the Council’s Constitution, located in the Library section of this website.


Purpose of the Licensing Act 2003 and Gambling Committee

The Committee is established under section 6 of the 2003 Act to discharge the Council’s licensing functions under the 2003 and 2005 Act.


The Committee, or a Sub-Committee to which it has delegated authority to take decisions, will determine the following, where relevant to the Licensing Act 2003 and associated legislation:

·         Personal license applications where:

o   a relevant objection is made; or

o   the applicant has unspent convictions.


·         Premises license applications where:

o   a relevant representation is received in respect of:

§  premises licenses;

§  club premises certificates;

§  provisional statements;

§  variation to premises licenses;

§  variation to club premises licenses.

§  permits for unlicensed family entertainment centre

§  prize gaming permits

§  alcohol licensed premises gaming machine permits (where applications have been received for five or more such machines)

§  club gaming machine permits

§  temporary use notices

§  small society lotteries registration


o   the police have made recommendations opposing an application:

§  to vary designated premises supervisor;

§  for transfer of premises licenses;

§  for interim authorities.


·         Applications to review premises licenses and/or club premises certificates and cancellation of club gaming/machine permits.


·         The consideration of police objections to temporary event notice.


·         The decision to give a counter notice to a temporary use notice under the 2005 Act.


Contact information

Support officer: Perminder Purewal, Democratic Services Officer. 020 8496 4211 Email:

Postal address:
Waltham Forest Town Hall
Forest Road
E17 4JF

Phone: 020 8496 4211