Broseley Festival CIC
It is the sole responsibility of all vendors and traders selling any form of alcohol to ask for valid ID if they feel the person purchasing alcohol does not meet the age and guidelines outlined in this policy.
A copy of this policy will be presented to any vendors and traders attending Broseley Festival who will be selling alcohol at Broseley Festival along with a copy of Broseley Festival’s term and conditions. All vendors and traders must sign to say they have read and agreed to Broseley Festival CIC’s term and conditions and our Alcohol Policy.
All vendors and traders selling alcohol at Broseley Festival must agree to, follow and abide by the conditions of selling alcohol outlined in this policy. The sale of alcohol to anyone underage or if anyone under the age of 18 is found consuming alcohol within the festival site is not the responsibility of Broseley Festival CIC – security will be notified and anyone found to be underage and consuming alcohol will be asked to leave the Broseley Festival site.
Challenge 25 is a scheme that encourages anyone who is over 18 but looks under 25 to carry acceptable ID when they want to buy alcohol. Challenge 25 builds on the Challenge 21 campaign introduced by the British Beer and Pub Association in 2005, who represent the beer and pub sector. It’s now run by the Retail of Alcohol Standards Group, which represents alcohol retailers.
It is against the law:
• To sell alcohol to someone under 18 anywhere and can lead to a maximum fine of £20,000 for bar staff/managers or premises may eventually be shut down.
• To knowingly sell alcohol to someone is drunk.
• To knowingly buy/get, or try to buy/get, alcohol for a drunken person on a licensed premise, e.g. a bar or club.
• For an adult to buy or attempt to buy alcohol on behalf of someone under 18*.
• For someone under 18 to buy alcohol, attempt to buy alcohol or to be sold alcohol.
Retailers can reserve the right to:
• Refuse the sale of alcohol to an adult if they’re accompanied by a child and think the alcohol is being bought for the child.
*It is not illegal for someone over 18 to buy a child over 16 beer, wine or cider if they are eating a table meal together in licensed premises. It is also not illegal for a child aged five to 16 to drink alcohol at home or on other private premises.
Acceptable ID for alcohol: proving age
Acceptable forms of ID to prove you are over 18 include:
• A photo driving licence
• A passport
• A proof of age card, such as the PASS card from the national Proof of Age Standards Scheme.
• It’s a criminal offence to use false or borrowed ID to gain entry to licensed premises or to buy alcohol. The maximum penalty is a £5,000 fine and up to 10 years in prison.
Public Space Protection Order
Only people over 18 can drink in public, except in areas of towns where Public Space Protection Orders are in place. A Public Space Protection Order, or PSPO, is a special decree that allows police to stop people from drinking in a certain area.
PSPOs give police officers special powers to order a person to stop drinking alcohol in public and confiscate it from them.
Even outside of these areas, the police can take away alcohol or move on under 18s if they have been drinking.
The police can also fine or arrest under 18s drinking in public places.
In accordance with this any alcohol brought on the site of Broseley Festival must not be consumed outside the allocated festival site area.
It is the responsibility of any vendors or traders selling alcohol at Broseley Festival to display the Challenge 25 poster on their stall. A copy of the poster will be sent to them. If this poster is not displayed it is the responsibility of the vendor/trader not Broseley Festival CIC.