Operating schedule

An operating schedule is part of the application form for premises licences and club premises licences.

This outlines what activities are proposed to be permitted, when the activities will take place and how the activities will be managed and the overall opening hours when either the public are permitted on the premises.

It is advisable to apply for the maximum amount of hours for any activity giving particular thought to community centres as these premises often have many different users. It may be prudent to apply for activities that currently do not take place as hirers may request those activities in the future.

One of the most critical parts of the operating schedule is the section describing the steps intended to promote the four licensing objectives:

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

The councils primary focus is the impact of licensed activities on those who are living or working in the vicinity of the premises concerned.