Review of the Aberdeenshire Licensing Board’s Licensing Policy Statement

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Consultation has concluded

This survey has closed. We will provide an update shortly.

The Aberdeenshire Licensing Board is reviewing its Statement of Licensing Policy and are looking to engage with as many people and organisations as possible to gather views. Much has changed in the last few years and it is important that you have your say on issues like availability of alcohol in your communities. This survey examines some of the main issues that the Licensing Board have identified but we are open to hearing what other issues there are, and if there is evidence to support change, in other areas too.

Key elements that we are focusing on include the opening hours for licensed premises in the area as well as whether there is overprovision of alcohol outlets in Aberdeenshire. We also look at occasional licensing, end of aisle displays and conditions that licensed premises need to comply with.

The Boards have a statutory duty, when formulating or reviewing their licensing policy, to promote the five licensing objectives of:-

1. Preventing crime and disorder

2,. Securing public safety

3. Preventing public nuisance

4. Protecting and improving public health

5. Protecting children and young persons from harm

This survey is open to both individuals and organisations and is open until the start of September. Please respond to as many questions as you can. Some of the questions are tailored more for individuals, e.g. alcohol consumption, and this is to get some evidence around how drinking patterns have changed in the last few years. If you are responding on behalf of an organisation such as a community council, please complete for the average person in your community council, as well as sharing with your communities. Please share this engagement with anyone that you think would be interested in completing it. The results will be analysed and examined along with statistical evidence provided by partners such as Police Scotland and NHS Grampian. Results from the engagement will be published, but will be anonymised first.

You can save your answers and come back to the survey before completion. It may take up to 20-30 minutes to complete depending on how many questions you wish to complete. We really appreciate you giving your time to respond to this survey and we will consider all responses fully.

This survey has closed. We will provide an update shortly.

The Aberdeenshire Licensing Board is reviewing its Statement of Licensing Policy and are looking to engage with as many people and organisations as possible to gather views. Much has changed in the last few years and it is important that you have your say on issues like availability of alcohol in your communities. This survey examines some of the main issues that the Licensing Board have identified but we are open to hearing what other issues there are, and if there is evidence to support change, in other areas too.

Key elements that we are focusing on include the opening hours for licensed premises in the area as well as whether there is overprovision of alcohol outlets in Aberdeenshire. We also look at occasional licensing, end of aisle displays and conditions that licensed premises need to comply with.

The Boards have a statutory duty, when formulating or reviewing their licensing policy, to promote the five licensing objectives of:-

1. Preventing crime and disorder

2,. Securing public safety

3. Preventing public nuisance

4. Protecting and improving public health

5. Protecting children and young persons from harm

This survey is open to both individuals and organisations and is open until the start of September. Please respond to as many questions as you can. Some of the questions are tailored more for individuals, e.g. alcohol consumption, and this is to get some evidence around how drinking patterns have changed in the last few years. If you are responding on behalf of an organisation such as a community council, please complete for the average person in your community council, as well as sharing with your communities. Please share this engagement with anyone that you think would be interested in completing it. The results will be analysed and examined along with statistical evidence provided by partners such as Police Scotland and NHS Grampian. Results from the engagement will be published, but will be anonymised first.

You can save your answers and come back to the survey before completion. It may take up to 20-30 minutes to complete depending on how many questions you wish to complete. We really appreciate you giving your time to respond to this survey and we will consider all responses fully.