Licensing Board

Find out Licensing Board responsibilities as well as when meetings take place.

Our Licensing Board handles the administration of a range of licences. Their main function is to regulate premises that sell alcohol to the public. They're also required by the Gambling Act 2005 to regulate certain gambling activities within the East Renfrewshire area.

The Licensing Board is made up of 5 councillors with various temporary licences granted under powers delegated to appointed East Renfrewshire Council officers.

All licensing fees are put back into the council to fund the licensing system, which is entirely hosted and administered by our employees.

The Licensing Board is a separate legal entity and has its own publication scheme under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act. 

Board members

  • Angela Convery (Chair)
  • Betty Cunningham (Vice Chair)
  • Stewart Miller
  • Annette Ireland
  • Charles Gilbert

Queen's Platinum Jubilee - General Extension Of Licensed Hours For On-Sales Premises

The Licensing Board at its meeting on 21 April 2022 agreed:

One additional hour for ON SALES premises as follows:   

  • The evening of Thursday 2 June into the early hours of Friday 3 June 2022
  • The evening of Friday 3 June into the early hours of Saturday 4 June 2022

OFF SALES are NOT extended.

Board meetings

Date: (next date tbc)

Statement of Principles 

Our Licensing Board is responsible for some gambling licences.

Icon for pdf View the Statement of Principles 2021 [235.72KB] which the Board will adhere to when making decisions.


Last modified on 5 May 2022