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The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has published the Guide to safety at sports grounds giving detailed guidance on calculating how many spectators can be safely accommodated within the viewing area of a sports ground, and advice on measures to improve safety. Whilst the guide has no statutory force, many of its recommendation will be given the force of law at individual grounds by their inclusion in the safety certificate.
The premises or sports ground must be named as a designated sports ground by the Secretary of State.
To be eligible for a safety certificate, you must be likely to be in a position to enforce the terms and conditions of a certificate.
Applicants must provide requested information and plans to the council within 28 calendar days or the application will be deemed to have been withdrawn.
We will consider whether the applicant is in a position to prevent any breach of the terms and conditions of a certificate.
If an application is made to transfer a certificate, the council must determine if the person to whom the certificate is being transferred would qualify for the issue of a certificate, if they made an application. The current holder of the certificate or the person to whom the certificate is to be transferred may make the application.
Whether applying for a new certificate or making a transfer application, the council must send copies of the application to the relevant authorities.
You must comply with terms or conditions attached to the certificate.
Tacit consent does not apply to this application. It is in the public interest that we process your application before it can be granted.
If you haven't heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact the Licensing team.
To obtain a hard copy of the application, please contact the Licensing team.
You can also view a copy of the register at the council's offices during normal office hours. Please contact the Licensing Team to make an appointment.
Please contact the Licensing authority in the first instance.
Licence holders may appeal to the Magistrates' court against a condition attached to their safety certificate, the omission of anything from their certificate or against the refusal to amend or replace a safety certificate. They may also appeal to the county court against an order of the Magistrate's court.