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Frequently Asked Questions

If you cannot find the information you want in our service pages, you may be able to find it on this main FAQ page.
After looking at the statistics of how users browse our site we have now focused on the most used services as priority, many hundreds of information pages on our site that were accessed rarely or sometimes not at all have now been removed to de-clutter and make our site easier to use.

However we still accept that some information is desirable to help our users better understand aspects of how Carlisle City Council services work, so we provide FAQ lists on most our section landing pages.
All FAQs including any FAQ that does not fit in any of our our site sections are accessible here in the master FAQ page.

Master FAQ ( select a category or search for answers )

How to object to a premises licence


People and businesses near licensed premises may make representations to the council about the grant of or a change in a licence. A Licensing Sub-Committee made up of councillors will consider these, as long as the representations are not irrelevant or vexatious.

The government has rules that set out how Licensing Committees are to be run. These include how often they are held and what sort of evidence you can present to it. You will not be able to claim your costs of attending any council committee.

When an application for a licence or change to a licence is made, copies are sent to:

  • The Police
  • Environmental health
  • Planning departments
  • Social Services
  • Trading Standards
  • The Fire Authority
  • The Health and Safety Executive (in some cases).
  • Public health lead

Each of these authorities can give comments about the application that may lead to either conditions being imposed or it being refused.

If you wish to appeal against a Council's licensing decision, you have the right to do so through the Magistrates' Court. Rules have been laid down about how this can be done.

 Please see GD7 in downloadable documents for all addresses

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