Special licences are for special events, such as a festival, or when licenced premises wish to extend their hours beyond their usual licenced hours for a special event such as a wedding.
Alcohol sold or supplied must be consumed on the premises, rather than being taken away for consumption off the premises.
Alcohol-related harm may result from one-off drinking occasions, especially when a large number of people are present and the event has a long duration. The quantity of alcohol supplied in the event is very important in terms of reducing harm.
Communities can have a say on special licence applications - this section shows you how.