Opportunity to help guide licensing policy in East Dunbartonshire

Monday, 24 October, 2022

wooden barrel with a tap and text that reads "let us tap into your views on licensing policy"People and businesses are being given the chance to help shape future licensing policy locally.

East Dunbartonshire Licensing Board is carrying out initial, informal engagement between now and January 2023 to gather a range of views.

Feedback will be used to inform a new Statement of Licensing Policy, which the board will use as a basis for decisions to regulate the sale of alcohol in local communities.

Visit the Licensing Policy 2022 web page to get involved.

Topics for potential consideration include licensing hours, descriptions of premises, conditions for alcohol delivery, overprovision and the Supplementary Statement of Licensing Policy (published last year).

Following the drafting of a new Statement of Licensing Policy, it is envisaged a formal consultation will be carried out in the summer of 2023 - as required by the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.

Councillor Stewart MacDonald, Convener of East Dunbartonshire Licensing Board, said, "I would invite members of the public, businesses, groups and organisations to have their say on licensing policy via this initial and informal engagement. All views will help to guide how the board deals with future applications.

"We hope to consult on the draft of the Statement of Licensing Policy next summer so it's important we receive a range of views to help inform that process."

All consultation responses should be submitted by 9 January 2023 by email to liquor.licensing@eastdunbarton.gov.uk or in writing to The Clerk of the Licensing Board, East Dunbartonshire Council, 12 Strathkelvin Place, Kirkintilloch G66 1TJ.

Visit the Licensing Policy 2022 web page for more information.

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