Council and police working together to enable pavement licenses for pubs and bars

“Al Fresco”or Pavement Licences are now being considered by the council, ahead of the next stage of the Government road map on 12th April which permits pubs and bars to open to groups of six or two households outside only.

Director of Economy and Environment, Dan Swaine and Chief Inspector Jayne Forrest of South Yorkshire Police said: “We have been working closely on this issue and we are keen to help businesses reopen. We are also keen to ensure we have a safe and secure environment for customers and the public. We’ve listened to feedback from licensees who have a pavement licence and have made the joint decision to enable these pubs and bars to open their alfresco areas next to the highway until 11pm from 12/4/21 to 17/5/21. We will continue to work with these premises to help them manage this and provide further guidance to them.

“We want Doncaster’s hospitality industry to begin to reopen in a safe way and for people to enjoy our evening economy. We are still in a pandemic so safety is our main concern and we will continue to monitor and review the situation.”

Should licensed premises wish to use the public highway as part of their outdoor provision, they will be required to hold a specific licence to do so. Further information, including how to apply below:

Full Pavement Licence -

Temporary Pavement Licence -


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Last updated: 30 March 2021 11:37:52