Alcohol and Entertainment (Licensing Act 2003)

COVID-19: Changes to Licensing services

Support and guidance, for alcohol licensed businesses

We are asking customers to only submit essential applications. You should expect most applications to take longer than normal to process.

Cheshire East Council is responsible for licensing the sale of alcohol, provision of regulated entertainment and late night refreshment.

Statement of licensing policy

The Licensing Act 2003 requires that each licensing authority writes, consults on and publishes a Statement of Licensing policy (PDF, 611KB). This policy shows how Cheshire East Council will deal with applications in order to promote the four licensing objectives:

  • the prevention of crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • the prevention of public nuisance
  • the protection of children from harm

See children in entertainment

You can see guidance for local residents and businesses with making representations under the Act in our making representations pages.

To make a complaint about a licensed property use our licensed property complaints form.

To see new or changes to applications for a licence see premises licence applications.

Fees and charges (Licensing Act 2003)

These fees and charges are determined by central government.

Licensing registers

We are working towards providing the Public Register that holds all information on licences and certificates online. You can view the Public Registers at our licensing offices in Macclesfield, Congleton and Crewe.

If you have a specific query about a licence and would like an extract from the public register please call the Council’s Customer Service Department on 0300 123 5015 to order a copy. The fee for this service is £10.50 per entry.

Contact us

0300 123 5015

Postal address

Cheshire East Council
Municipal Buildings
Earle Street

Call in to our Customer Service Centres

Page last reviewed: 02 December 2021