Licensing Act 2003: Alcohol and Entertainment

Licensing Policy Consultation

The Council is required under the Licensing Act 2003 to review its Statement of Licensing Act Policy at least every five years.

The current Policy is now being reviewed and takes into account changes that have occurred to the legislation and the statutory guidance since the last publication of the Policy in 2015.

The Council of the Isles of Scilly is not currently proposing to seek to introduce a Late Night Levy or Early Morning Restriction Order.

The full public consultation will run until 14th August 2020 and the Council invites you to comment on the draft Policy.  Consultation responses can suggest amendments, deletions or additions as considered appropriate.

All consultation responses will be referred to the Licensing Committee at its meeting in on 18th August 2020 to review and recommend a fully revised Policy to Council for adoption.

Please look at the revised Draft Policy and let us have any comments by 14th August 2020 preferably by email to

Alternatively, you can write to the Licensing Section at

Council of the Isles of Scilly

Town Hall

St Mary’s

Isles of Scilly 

The Licensing Act 2003 makes provision for local authorities to act as the Licensing Authority within their boundaries. The Licensing Authority is required to issue a Statement of Licensing Policy and you can view or download a copy of the policy for the Council of the Isles of Scilly here.

Some licence applications can take several weeks or more to process so it is essential that you help us to complete our checks as quickly as possible by providing all of the information requested on the relevant application form.

This section provides a comprehensive list of our application forms and fees. Fees are levied for the work that has to be done during the application process and are non-refundable so please bear in mind that if after payment, full consideration and processing, your licence application is rejected, the application fee will not be refunded.

Read the full Licensing Act 2003 for more information regarding the general determination, granting and rejection of licences. You can also find out more about alcohol licensing at the Home Office website. If you require more information on specific applications or licences issued please contact:

The Licensing Officer
Town Hall
St Mary's
Isles of Scilly
TR21 0LW
00300 1234 105