Please note that the process and the form for giving Temporary Event Notices changed on 25 April 2012.
Temporary Event Notices may be given for carrying out licensable activities on a temporary basis - for example, a 'one off' or occasional event. There are certain limits, including
The event must be for no more than 500 people (including staff and performers)
The event must be for no more than 168 consecutive hours
There must be at least 24 hours between two Temporary Event Notices given for the same premises by the same person or an associate
A Personal Licence holder may give no more than fifty standard or ten late Temporary Event Notices per calendar year
An individual who does not hold a personal licence may give no more than five standard or two late Temporary Event Notices per calendar year
- No more than twelve Temporary Event Notices may be given for a particular premises in a calendar year
Temporary Event Notices may be given for a particular premises for no more than twenty one days in a calendar year (a day includes part of a day, so an event running from 6pm on one day until 6am the next is classed as a two day event)
From 25 April 2012, there are two types of temporary event notice - a standard TEN and a late TEN.
Procedure - standard TEN
A temporary event notice may be given online using the ELMS web portal
Alternatively, the government has released a blank Temporary Event Notice, which is available from 'Application Forms' on this page. This version can be printed and filled in by hand. One copy of a Temporary Event Notice must be given to the Licensing Authority, one copy to the Police, and one copy to the Noise Team at least 10 clear working days before the proposed event.
It is recommended that applicants give between one and two months notice ahead of the event taking place. The Police or the Noise Team may object if they think the event will adversely affect any of the four licensing objectives:
Prevention of crime & disorder
Prevention of public nuisance
Protection of children from harm
If this happens and the matter cannot be resolved informally, there will be a hearing to decide whether or not the event will proceed. Following the hearing, a decision will be made whether the allow the TEN to proceed, to allow it subject to conditions (if all or part of the area is already covered by a premises licence) or to issue a counter notice preventing licensable activities from taking place.
A fee of £21 is payable to the Licensing Authority for each temporary event notice.
The Licensing Authority must acknowledge receipt of the Temporary Event Notice to the applicant on the working day after it is received. A copy of the Notice must be displayed on the premises during the event.
Procedure - late TEN
A late TEN is a Temporary Event Notice that is given to the Licensing Authority, the Police or the Noise Team between 5 and 9 clear working days of the proposed event. The procedure is similar to that for standard TENs except any representation from the Police or the Noise Team will result in a counter notice being issued. Hearings are not permitted for late TENs.
Personal licence holders may give up to 10 late TENs a year, and other persons may give up to two late TENs a year (see above).
Form to use to give a TEN
The same form is used for either a standard or a late TEN, and is available on our Application forms page.
If you have difficulties giving a temporary event notice or would like further advice or wish to track the progress of your notice, please contact the Licensing Authority.