Avon and Somerset Constabulary and North Somerset Council have introduced a licensing Traffic Light system applicable to all premises in North Somerset with a premises licence or club premises certificate issued under the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003.
The scheme provides a simple and transparent monitoring tool which brings together data from the Licensing Authority and all Responsible Authorities in a way designed to highlight problematic premises at an early stage.
The data collection takes all four licensing objectives into account and also recognises good practice.
Advice and assistance will be provided to premises where there is a need to improve standards and practices in order to prevent escalation of the problems identified.
The aim is to avoid the need for enforcement action by intervening early, but this will not supersede the requirement for such action where it is necessary for the promotion of the licensing objectives.