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Temporary Use Notices or Occasional Use Notices enable temporary gambling facilities or occasional betting activities in places which do not have the appropriate gambling premises licence.
TUNs and OUNs can be applied for use on any premises by anyone who holds an operating licence. Gambling activities must fall within the activities which the operator is authorised to provide under their operating licence.
TUNs can be applied for periods of up to 21 days in any 12 month period.
Please note: activities are restricted to equal chance gaming, where the gaming has a single overall winner.
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Complete the ‘application for temporary use notice’ form from the documents section and return to Preston City Council:
Environmental Health Department
Payment can be made card through the licensing office on 01772 906910 (option 1) using a debit or credit card.
Please note: a TUN must be applied for at least three months before you would like the gambling or betting activity to take place.
Yes. If a TUN would result in a premises being used for more than 21 days in the previous 12 month period, the licensing authority must serve a counter notice against the TUN.
The previous 12 months means a period of 12 months ending on the last day of the period specified in the temporary use notice.
Any person served with a TUN can, within 21 days of receipt by the licensing authority, object by giving notice to the licensing authority. This includes the licensing authority's licensing officers.
If a notice is served a hearing must be held within two months from the date of receipt.
The hearing will be held in front of the licensing sub-committee resulting in the licensing authority deciding to serve a counter notice which may provide for the TUN:
The decision of the licensing sub-committee may be subject to an appeal to the Magistrates Court by any persons who are party to the hearing.
If no objection to a TUN is received the licensing authority must approve a copy of the notice and return it within 21 days.
The temporary use notice must be displayed on the premises whilst the specified activity is being undertaken and produced on request to a:
OUNs allow occasional betting activities at tracks for short periods, without the need for a betting premises licence.
OUNs can only be used for eight days or less in one calendar year in one location. If the event is to take place on consecutive days, one OUN must be given for each day.
Complete the ‘application for occasional use notice’ form from the documents section and return to Preston City Council:
Environmental Health Department
An OUN can only be given by a person who is responsible for the administration of events on the track or an occupier of the track. A copy of the notice must also be served on the Police for the area where the track is located.
No. Provided that the betting activity is not available for more than eight days in a calendar year.
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