East Dunbartonshire Council’s Licensing Board (The “Licensing Board”) approved the East Dunbartonshire Statement of Licensing Policy at its meeting on 18 December 2018. One of the most significant changes in the Statement of Licensing Policy was the introduction of later terminal hours for premises on Friday into Saturday and for Saturday into Sunday. In both circumstances, the terminal hour for on-sale premises was changed to 1am.
On 12 March 2020, the Licensing Board approved a Draft Supplementary Policy to the Statement of Licensing Policy. The purpose of the Draft Supplementary Policy is to provide clarity to premises licence holders of the expectations that the Licensing Board has of premises operating to the 1am terminal hour, including the consideration given by licence holders to staff returning home following the conclusion of their work in the later hours.
The intention of the Licensing Board was to commence consultation on the Draft Supplementary Policy in 2020. However, the consultation exercise was overtaken by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the closing of many on-sales premises during the national lockdown. Now that many premises have reopened following the easing of restrictions, it has been decided to commence the consultation now.
A copy of the Draft Supplementary Policy can be download from the document link at the bottom of this page.
Members of the public are invited to give their views on the policy by providing answers to the following questions:
- Are you supportive of the Draft Supplementary Policy? Please provide reasons for your answer.
- Are there any changes you think should be made to the Draft Supplementary Policy? Please provide details.
- Do you have any other comments on the Draft Supplementary Policy?
Members of the public are invited to submit their comments on the Draft Supplementary Policy by Monday 23 August 2021 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to
The Clerk of the Licensing Board
East Dunbartonshire Council
2 Strathkelvin Place
Results will be available approximately 4 October 2021