Queen’s Jubilee – Pubs and Street Parties


Sarah Smith, Head of Licensing stresses the importance of the 17th May deadline for pubs for the Jubilee Bank Holiday. The Government have made an Order relaxing licensing hours during the long Bank Holiday Weekend in June 2012 which marks the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The Order allows licensed premises in England and Wales to extend their existing licensable activities on Friday 1st June and Saturday 2nd June 2012 from 11pm until 1am the following day.

However, the Order does not apply to off-licences or supermarkets or to takeaways or premises offering only late night refreshment.

Businesses not benefiting from this extension of hours or those wanting additional extensions over the Bank Holiday weekend can, of course, apply for a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) to cater for their events.

The deadline for submitting a Standard TEN for an event on Friday 1st June is Thursday 17th May and the deadline for submitting a Late TEN is Thursday 24th May.

Street Parties

Street parties in themselves are not licensable. However, if alcohol is sold, or regulated entertainment is provided, a Temporary Event Notice will need to be submitted to the Licensing Authority with the Police and Environmental Health Department being informed.

Appropriate permissions will also need to be obtained from the Local Authority if events are to take place on the public highway.

For more advice contact Sarah Smith on 0191 226 4897 or by email at sarah.smith@sintons.co.uk.

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