Letter to Bristol Licensing

As part of our partnership with BARBIE Bristol, we’re supporting them in protecting the local night time economy. Take a look at what you can do to help below, written by BARBIE:

Hi All, here is the information we would like you to fill in and send to licensingpolicy@bristol.gov.uk and copy to info@barbiebristol.com. The survey is really difficult to complete with huge policy documents to read through so it was agreed at the last Bristol@Night that letters and emails of support for the night time economy can be filled in instead.

For those that prefer to work through the survey the link is https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/LicensingPolicyReview/.

The Cumulative Impact Zone policy is re-considered every 5 years. Despite this not coming into effect again until August 2020 the Council have given an extended deadline of Thursday 14th November for surveys/letters/emails of support to be received.

PLEASE DO THIS, AND GET YOUR STAFF, FRIENDS, FAMILY TO DO SO AS WELL! AND ALSO USE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS #SAVEBRISTOLNIGHTLIFE”

Email template

“To Carl Knights, Senior Licensing Officer, Bristol City Council

My name is:
My postcode is:

I am commenting as: DELETE AS APPROPRIATE

Member of the public
Worker in Bristol
Local business owner or manager as a premises license holder.
Local business owner or manager as a non premises license holder.
Local community group.
Local councillor or MP
Other – please specify.

The survey on your website for the consultation on licensing policy is extremely hard to complete with huge numbers of pages of policy to read through.

I would like to submit my comments that licensing policy in regards operating hours and number of venues needs to be relaxed for the area of or areas of: DELETE AS APPROPRIATE

Gloucester Road
Whiteladies Road
City Centre
Clifton Village
Bedminster and Southville – North Street Area
Bedminster and Southville – Cannon Street Area

The reason for this is: PLEASE PUT YOUR OWN REASON SOME EXAMPLES BELOW, FEEL FREE TO USE MULTIPLE ONES OF THE ONES BELOW OR PREFERABLY WRITE YOUR OWN!

I would like to be able to go out and eat, drink and socialise later at night.
I would like to have a choice of venues to attend, people of a certain age don’t necessarily want to go to rave music venues. If there were bars and restaurants open later that would be ideal.


Bristol benefits hugely from the night time economy – I don’t understand why the council don’t support the venue owners.


Habits have changed, people are going out later and there is less choice of venues these days. Venues need to stay open later in order for to survive. Bristol is a 24 hour city, our venues need to be able to operate in a safe way but with extended operating hours.


It would be great to have a choice of venues rather than a very low number being open at certain times.

Best regards,

YOUR NAME”