As both dates fall on Wednesdays this year, businesses must apply for an extension of their license if it does not currently permit them to serve customers beyond their normal weekday opening times on the two days.
According to Officers at the Town Hall, “Peterborough City Council is aware there are a number of premises in the city that do not currently have permission to open later on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, which are traditionally busy occasions for night spots.”
Businesses can apply for an extension of their licenses through a temporary event notice (TEN), which costs £21.
- To apply for a standard TEN, applicants must give at least ten working days notice to the city council.
- The deadline for standard TEN applications for Christmas Eve is Tuesday 9 December, and the deadline for New Year’s Eve is Friday 12 December.
- Applications can be submitted through the government’s website.
For more information, call the council’s licensing team on 01733 453491.