Consultation on Licensing policy for Notting Hill Carnival

04 December 2017

Following concerns regarding public safety and overcrowding in some parts of the Notting Hill Carnival footprint, Kensington and Chelsea Council is seeking the views of residents on how stalls selling alcohol and static sound systems are licenced as part of a review of the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy.

If you have a view, you have until Sunday 25 February 2018 to give your comments by emailing

The review deals with the Statement of Licensing Policy which, up until now, has not specifically mentioned Notting Hill Carnival. The proposed change means that all those applying for a licence, whether it is a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) or premises licence must show how they will prevent crime and disorder, ensure public safety and protect children from harm. Applicants will also have to work with Council officers to show how they will control the numbers of people at their location and put in an application at least six weeks in advance to ensure the organisers, police and Council can properly assess the application.

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