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

Additional Festive Hours

The Licensing Board at its meeting on 28 October agreed:

One additional hour for ON SALES premises as follows:               

  • from 17 to 29 December (and the weekend prior to 17 December)
  • 2am  licence on Christmas Eve and Hogmanay

OFF SALES are NOT extended.

Premises licence holders should refer to the letter they will receive from the Board for full details.

Board meetings

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021 (online)

Time: 11.00am

The following applications have been received in respect of premises licences.

List of applications
PremisesApplicantSale of alcoholDate publishedObjection date

185 Fenwick Road
G46 6UE

c/o Robin Morton
On and off sales28/10/202118/11/2021 
The Diner
Unit 32
The Avenue
250 Ayr Road
Newton Mearns
G77 5DE
The Diner
c/o Robin Morton
On and off sales28/10/2118/11/2021

The Lodge in the Lane
17 Polnoon Street
G76 0BH

Primemill Ltd
c/o Hill Brown

On and off sales27/10/202117/11/2021


Any objections and/or representations must be made by the date stated against each application to the:

Clerk of the Licensing Board
Council Offices
Eastwood Park
Rouken Glen Road
G46 6UG

Statement of Principles consultation

Our Licensing Board is responsible for some gambling licences and is preparing to issue a new Statement of Principles. These are the principles which the Board will adhere to when making decisions.

Icon for pdf View the Statement of Principles 2021 [235.72KB].

We'd like to hear from any members of the public who may wish to comment on them. If you've any comments then email by 16 August 2021.

Last modified on 9 November 2021