Camden’s Licensing Policy – Have your say

Camden’s Licensing Policy plays a vital role in the management of alcohol and public entertainment and the effect of the night time economy on local residents. The policy sets out how we expect licensed premises to operate and contributes to achieving Camden Plan priorities relating to reduced levels of crime and ensuring there is a vibrant cultural and leisure offer for residents, businesses and visitors that is safe and attractive.

We are consulting on proposed changes to our policy which include updated references to legislative change, a proposal to extend the Seven Dials Cumulative Impact Area, new areas of concern such as shadow licences, hate and intolerance on licensed premises and a range of updates to existing chapters. You can take part in the consultation until 28 July 2016 by visiting:

Councillor Jonathan Simpson, Cabinet Member for Community Safety, said: “We are keen to hear from residents and businesses to ensure the revised policy is as well informed as possible. This will enable the policy to be as effective as possible and help the Council address licensing related matters for the benefit of the whole community.” 

Councillor Maryam Eslamdoust, Chair of the Licensing Committee, said: “We are committed to working in partnership to provide a responsive licensing approach to those who live, visit and work in Camden. We hope our draft Licensing Policy reflects the needs of all our communities and enhances Camden’s reputation as a safe and vibrant borough that welcomes responsible drinkers. We would welcome your views on the draft policy.”