The village hall has a Premises Licence which permits the following licensable activities:
- Performance of plays
- Exhibition of films
- Indoor sporting events
- Live and recorded music
- Dance performances
- Supply of alcohol (see below)
Between the hours of 10am and 12 midnight.
The maximum number of persons permitted to attend such licensed events is 180.
Whilst the premises are in use for licensed activities involving the playing of music, no doors or windows on the outside of the premises are to be left open.
Supply of Alcohol
The village hall is subject to the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003. The Hall’s Premises Licence covers the supply of alcohol at functions between the hours of 10 am and midnight from Monday to Saturday and 10 am until 10.30 pm on Sundays.
Hirers do not therefore have to apply for a Licence to supply alcohol at their functions in the hall.
However, hirers of the village hall wishing to sell alcohol at their function (including its supply in return for payment within the ticket price) are required to obtain a Temporary Event Notice from Winchester City Council, except that hirers from within the Upham community may be able to sell alcohol under the licence of the Designated Premises Supervisor.
Nicola Roper, licensee of The Brushmakers Arms in Upham, has a licence to act as Designated Premises Supervisor at the hall. Residents from within the Upham community who would like to sell alcohol under Nicola’s licence are required to contact her in advance in order to ask for permission to do so (see sidebar).
Representatives of Upham Village Hall (or the licensee of The Brushmakers Arms, if appropriate) reserve the right to close the bar should there be any disruptive behaviour.
If hirers are providing alcoholic drinks free of charge, no licence is required.