Temporary event notices (TENs) must be received by both the Licensing Authority and the Police at least 10 clear working days before the event is to take place - 5 Clear working days for a Late TENs; see guidance notes. This does not include the day we receive it, the day of the event, weekends or Bank Holidays.
Any individual of 18 years or over can apply for a Temporary Event Notice (TEN), which authorises an event involving any form of licensable activity in a premises that is not already licensed for that activity.
A TEN can also be used to apply for extensions of hours or additional licensable activities in premises that are already licensed.
Licensable activities include the sale of alcohol, regulated entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment
The limit on the number of temporary events that can be held at a premise has increased from 12 to 15 per year with effect from 1 January 2016.Close
For an upto date list of events which are exempt from a temporary event notice (TEN), refer to The Legislative Reform (Entertainment Licensing) Order 2014 and Licensing Act 2003.
If you are unsure if you need to apply for a TEN please contact us to speak to one of the Licensing Officers.
We have four main offices where correspondence can be sent. Please use the office covering the area in which the premises are situated.
The postal and email addresses for the four main offices are contained in the guidance notes as well as a guide to areas covered.
The address for Wiltshire Police is The Licensing Officer, Wiltshire Police, Trowbridge Police Station, Polebarn Road, Trowbridge, BA14 7EP. Wiltshire Police will also accept TENs sent by email, as long as the TEN has been duly signed and dated. The email address to use is LicensingE@wiltshire.pnn.police.uk
If you are posting your correspondence, make sure you attach enough postage to the envelope. Some letters are held by the Post Office for unpaid deficient postage and may be delivered too late for the TEN to be valid. An A4 envelope is classed as a large letter and should carry the appropriate postage. It is also advisable to obtain a receipt from the Post Office which provides proof of the date of postage, should there be any delays in deliveries.Close
Temporary event notice (TEN) application
Recent terrorism events across Europe have raised concerns about security at events and large crowd gatherings. Although it is not possible to completely protect our public events, putting some interventions in place will hopefully make them less attractive to places to target.
Application and guidance notes
All T.E.N.s acknowledgments will be sent via email stipulated on the application form.