Complaints about licensed premises

Licensing reviews

Some licences can be reviewed by a committee of councillors. Reviews must be supported by evidence and be based on the following grounds:

Grounds for objection

A licence for alcohol, entertainment and late night take-away licences under the Licensing Act 2003 can be objected to under the following grounds:

  • crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • public nuisance
  • poses harm to children
  • breach of licensing conditions

A licence for gambling and betting under the Gambling Act 2005 can be objected to under the following grounds:

  • crime and disorder
  • gambling isn’t fair and open
  • poses harm to children and vulnerable people
  • breach of licensing conditions

Committee powers

The committee has a range of powers available to it. They can issue warnings, suspend licences, impose additional conditions or revoke licences.

You can download the forms to apply for a Licensing Act 2003 review or a Gambling Act 2005 review.

Complaints about licences that are issued on an annual basis may be taken into consideration when those licences are renewed.

Commercial and Licensing team

Address: Harrow Council
Commercial and Licensing Team
PO Box 1358