Club Premises Certificate
Apply for a Club Premises Certificate
You have to have a Club premises certificate to:
- supply alcohol by or on behalf of the club to, or to the order of, members of the club
- sell alcohol by or on behalf of the club to a guest of a member of the club for consumption on the premises where the sale takes place
- provide regulated entertainment by or on behalf of a club for members of the club or members of the club and their guests
You have to specify in the club operating schedule the activities to which the application relates.
You will need to download all the forms below. Cheques should be made payable to Borough of Pendle.
- Application guidance notes
- Application declaration and form
- List of fees for applicants
- Requirements for plans submitted with an application
- List of responsible authorities
- List of local newspapers for Public Notices
- Public Notice format
- Guidance notes - environmental health
- Guidance notes - fire
- Guidance notes - police
What is a qualifying club?
A qualifying club meets the following conditions:
- People may not be admitted to membership of the club, or be admitted as candidates for membership, to any of the privileges of membership without an interval of at least two days between their nomination for membership and their admission
- Those becoming members without prior nomination or application may not be admitted to the privileges of membership without an interval of at least two days between their becoming members and their admission
- The club is established and conducted in good faith as a club
- The club has at least 25 members
- Alcohol is not supplied to members on the premises other than by or on behalf of the club
To qualify as a club authorised to supply alcohol to its members and guests, additional conditions must be met:
- The purchase and supply of alcohol by and for the club is managed by a committee made up of elected members of the club all aged over 18 years
- No arrangements may be made for any person to receive any commission
- percentage or similar payment at the expense of the club with reference to purchases of alcohol by the club
No arrangements may be made for any person to derive directly or indirectly any monetary benefit from the supply of alcohol to members or guests apart from to benefit the club as a whole or any indirect benefit a person derives by reason of the supply contributing to a general gain for the club as a whole.
How long does a club premises certificate last?
Unless requested otherwise, a certificate has no time limit and will continue, unless it is withdrawn by us:
- following an application for the review of the certificate
- if the club ceases to be a qualifying club
- or it lapses on surrender by the club
Could a club still apply for a premises licence instead of a club premises certificate?
Yes. If a club prefers they could apply for a premises licence instead of a club premises certificate. It is for the club to determine whether the activities it wishes to undertake would be better served by a premises licence. In some circumstances a qualifying club may decide that it wishes to have both types of authorisation.