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You need a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) if you want to hold an event on a premises without a premises licence or club premises certificate for the following licensable activities:
Please note: You will also need a TEN if the licensable activity or times you wish to hold the event are not in the terms of an existing premises licence or club premises certificate.
You must be at least 18 years old to submit a TEN.
A TEN may only be submitted by an individual and not by an organisation, club or business. The individual giving the notice is the proposed 'premises user'.
For businesses, clubs or organisations one individual will need to be identified as the proposed premises user.
Please note: If you give us any more TENs than you are allowed, we will issue a counter notice.
It is possible to apply for a 'late' TEN, which can be given up to five working days but no earlier than nine working days before the event.
Anyone over the age of 18 can submit two late TENs in a calendar year (the remaining 3 must be standard TENs)
Personal licence holders can submit 10 late TENs in a calendar year (the remaining 40 must be standard TENs)
Late TENs should only be used in exceptional circumstances by premises users who may be open to last minute changes. E.g. Changing a venue at short notice.
To apply and pay complete the Temporary Event Notice (TEN) form.
Please note: If the premises where the event is to be held is in areas governed by two or more local authorities applications must be made to each.
Your notice should include:
If more than one event is applied for, there must be at least 24 hours between each event.
We will write to you to confirm we have received both your application and payment before the end of the first working day after it was received.
A copy of your application must also be sent to the Police and to Environmental Health. We will do this on your behalf.
The Police and Environmental Health have three working days to object from the day the TEN is received.
a TEN may be objected if the event goes against any licensing objectives.
With the agreement of the premises user, the Police and Environmental Health can modify the TEN. However, a late TEN cannot be modified.
If no agreement to a standard TEN notice is made, we will hold a hearing to decide whether to:
A decision to the objection must be made at least 24 hours before the beginning of the event.
If you disagree with a hearing decision, you can appeal. You must do this within 21 days and at least five working days before the date of your event
You can't appeal:
You can appeal:
To appeal contact the Licensing Sub-Committee on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01772 906911.
Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from us after 10 working days.
You must keep your TEN in a safe place where the event is held.
You must also display a copy of the notice where it can be easily seen
If you have a problem with an event operating under a temporary event notice, we recommend you contact the organiser directly to resolve the issue.
If this is not successful, you could try the Citizen Advice Bureau or, if you live outside the UK, UK European Consumer Centre.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.