Club Certificates

Members’ clubs require a club premises certificate if they want to carry out licensable activities for their members. This covers the supply of alcohol and regulated entertainment. There is no need for a designated premises supervisor.

A club premises certificate is only for use by qualifying clubs. The following criteria must be met to be considered a qualifying club:

  • persons may not be admitted to membership to any of the privileges of membership without an interval of at least two days between their nomination for membership and their admission
  • that the club is established and conducted in good faith as a club
  • that the club has at least 25 members
  • that alcohol is not supplied to members on the premises unless by or on behalf of the club

Clubs will need to apply for a premises licence or a temporary event notice if they're looking to provide activities for the general public.

Download application forms and guidance

Privacy notice

We are the data controller for any personal information collected in this application. Your information will be used to administrate the licence, processing is being conducted relying upon a contractual legal basis. Your data may be shared with other departments within the council for the purpose of improving services, keeping records up-to-date and for the protection of the public fund. It may also share your data with other bodies responsible for auditing public funds for these purposes. You can find further information about data sharing to identify fraud on our Data Sharing to Identity Fraud page. Your information will be retained as long as you hold the licence + 12 years. For more information about your data protection rights please see our Data Protection page or contact the Data Protection Officer by post: Ashford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PL or email:

Contact us

You can email our Licensing Team.

Alternatively, you can write to us at:

Civic Centre
Tannery Lane
Kent TN23 1PL