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General Information, Rules & Conditions


  • The Safer Socialising Individual Member Award Scheme is run by the Dover Partnership Against Crime, co-ordinated by the DPAC coordinator and is supported by Dover District Council and Kent Police.


  • Any business involved in the evening and night-time economy, who are members of the Safer Socialising Partnership and have given a written undertaking to abide with the policies and protocols of that partnership, may apply to have their status recognised for an individual award; alternatively, members of the public can nominate a member business for an award.


  • Where an individual or company owns more than one business, these must be entered separately.


  • A member business can apply to be assessed for an individual award by completing the appropriate documentation.


  • Members of the Partnership Board of Management, local Police and Fire Service Representative and a Local Authority Licensing Officer will generally carry out the assessment. This may include visits to the applicant premises.


  • Awards in the categories "Gold", "Silver" and "Bronze" will be made to those businesses meeting the required standards. No award can be made where contraventions of licensing law or other legislation are found. However, proprietors will be given the opportunity of remedying minor contraventions found in order to qualify for an award.


  • Individual premises will receive an appropriate certificate and window decal.


  • The award will be subject to annual re-accreditation and may be withdrawn if conditions and standards are not maintained. Awards will remain the property the partnership and must be surrendered if required.


  • Any knowledge gained by the Partnership, Responsible Authorities or their officers during the scheme will remain strictly confidential and adverse reports will not be divulged, other than to the proprietor involved.


  • The partnership may charge a fee to cover administrative costs.



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