Statement of Licensing Policy 2021-2026

Closed 9 Nov 2020

Opened 17 Aug 2020


Under the Licensing Act 2003, councils must produce a Statement of Licensing Policy at least every five years. Licensing in this case means alcohol, most forms of public entertainment, club premises and late night refreshment (food served anytime after 11pm and before 5pm).  It also includes Temporary Events Notices (TENs) which can be applied for by licensed venues, other businesses and members of the public. 

The London Borough of Havering must publish an updated Statement of Licensing Policy by January  2021.  This consultation is on the draft version of the Council’s updated Policy and the research that informed it. The consultation is open for twelve weeks and closes on Monday 9th November 2020

You can respond to the consultation by:

  1.          Clicking on ‘give us your views’ below;
  2.          Sending a letter with your comments to Licensing Team, London Borough of Havering, Town Hall, Main Road, Romford, RM1 3BB
  3.          Sending an e-mail to



Why your views matter

There are approximately 600 licensed premises across the borough of Havering. The Council is consulting because the licensing policy affects everyone who operates a licensed premise, residents, other businesses and public authorities such as the Police. Because of this the Council wants to ensure that the widest number of people have been able to comment on the Policy, so changes can be made to the final document that make it more robust, responsive to local views and clearer to understand. Changes have been highlighted in yellow.

There are several changes to this version of the policy which the consultation specifically asks for your feedback on.  These are:

The addition of:

  • Havering’s vision
  • An equalities and diversity section
  • A section on mental health
  • A section on counter terrorism
  • Some additional model conditions on staff training and product size/alcohol content
  • A section on the use of remote hearings 
  • A section on COVID-19 risk assessments

Reviews of the cumulative impact zones 

  • Romford has been reviewed but remains unchanged
  • Hornchurch has been reviewed and amended.
  • Gooshays ward has been reviewed and amended.

Please see below the full draft policy.

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What happens next

  1. Consultation closes: 9th November 2020
  2. Feedback reviewed and report on: end of November
  3. Council’s Licensing Committee reviews consultation report and suggested changes to the draft Statement of Licensing Policy: DATE
  4. Revised draft Statement of Licensing Policy shared with Full Council session for approval: DATE.
  5. New Statement of Licensing Policy comes into force: DATE

The results of this consultation will be shared on the Havering Consultations web page.


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  • Children
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