You can make a representation against an application for a new licence or a variation of an existing licence. For problems with premises that are already licensed - when other attempts to resolve the problem have failed - an application can be made to the Council for a review of that licence.
Representations and reviews must be relevant to one of the 4 licensing objectives:
- Prevention of crime and disorder
- Public safety
- Prevention of public nuisance
- Protection of children from harm
Any member of the public or a responsible authority [PDF 16KB] can make a representation against an application. This must be made in writing and submitted within 28 days of the application being received. View the list of current applications and check the last date that representations can be submitted before completing the representation form [PDF 106KB].
Review a premises licence
A review can be submitted by any member of the public or any of the responsible authorities. When a review has been applied for, any responsible authority or any other person can make a representation on that application within 28 days. A hearing will then be arranged within 20 working days to determine the review. Download and complete the review guidance and application form [PDF 141KB]. A copy of the review application must be sent to the licensing authority, the Premises Licence holder, and each of the responsible authorities [PDF 16KB].
The Licensing Service is available to contact by telephone or to visit in person to the Licensing desk at Blackpool Council's Customer First Centre on Corporation Street between 10.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday.