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The Registration of Clubs (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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1.  The Department shall, during the month of January in each year, cause notice that registrations which expire on 31st March in that year are due for renewal during the month of March to be published at least once in 2 newspapers circulating throughout Northern Ireland.N.I.

2.  The [F1Department of Justice] shall, not less than 6 weeks before the renewal date, cause notice of that date and of the provisions of paragraph 6 to be published in 2 newspapers circulating [F1throughout Northern Ireland] .N.I.

3.  The secretary of a club which intends to make an application for the renewal of the registration of a club shall—N.I.

(a)not more than 8 weeks or less than 4 weeks before the renewal date cause notice of the application to be published at least once in 2 newspapers circulating in the vicinity of the premises of the club for which renewal of registration is sought;

(b)not less than 4 weeks before the renewal date, serve notice of the application upon the clerk of petty sessions F2... and at the same time serve a copy of the notice upon—

(i)the sub-divisional commander of the police sub-division in which the premises of the club are situated;

(ii)the district council for the district in which the premises of the club are situated.

4.—(1) The notices mentioned in paragraph 3 shall be in such form and shall contain such information as may be prescribed by magistrates' courts rules.N.I.

(2) The applicant shall attach to the notice mentioned in paragraph 3(b) and to the copy of that notice required to be served on the sub-divisional commander and the district council such information, particulars and documents with respect to the club, its officials and members, its objects and activities, its accounts and financial standing as may be required by regulations.

5.  The sub-divisional commander mentioned in paragraph 3(b)(i), the district council mentioned in paragraph 3(b)(ii) or any person owning, or residing or carrying on business in, premises in the vicinity of the premises of the club for which the renewal of the registration is sought may appear at the hearing of the application and object to the renewal of registration on any ground mentioned in Article 8(3) and (4).N.I.

6.  A person intending to object under paragraph 5 shall, not less than 1 week before the renewal date—N.I.

(a)serve upon the club notice of his intention to object, briefly stating his grounds for so doing;

(b)serve a copy of the notice upon the clerk of petty sessions.

7.  Before the renewal date the applicant shall deposit the certificate of registration with the clerk of petty sessions.N.I.


8.  Part I shall apply in relation to an application under Article 9 for the renewal of the registration of a club as if—N.I.

(a)paragraphs 1 and 2 were omitted;

(b)in paragraphs 3, 6 and 7 references to the renewal date were references to the time of the court sitting at which the application is to be made.

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