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Newspaper Advertisement for Premises guidance

Within ten working days starting on the day after your application a notice advertising the application must be published in a local newspaper, which circulates in the locality. This should be the Evening Gazette, Herald & Post or Northern Echo.

The advertisement must include the following information:

  • The name of the applicant or club
  • The postal address of the premises (or if none a description to identify the location)
  • The date by which representations must be made
  • For new applications - the licensable activities or qualifying club activities
  • For Variations - the proposed variation
  • For Provisional Statements - the licensable activities where known and the following statement "The Right To Make Representations Will be Restricted When the Subsequent Premises Licence Application Is Made"
  • The following statements:

"Interested parties or responsible authorities wishing to oppose the application must give notice in writing to: The Licensing Service, Stockton on Tees Borough Council, Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton on Tees. TS18 1LD"

"It is an offence, liable on conviction to a fine up to level 5 on the standard scale, under Section 158 of the Licensing Act 2003 to make a false statement in or in connection with this application"

"The record of this application may be inspected Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays) at the offices of Stockton on Tees Borough Council, Licensing Service, Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton on Tees. TS18 1LD between the hours of 9.00am and 4.00pm or on the website.

When the notice has appeared in the newspaper a copy of the relevant page must be sent to The Licensing Service at the above address with the following information: 

  • name of premises
  • name of newspaper
  • date advert appeared