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Temporary event notices

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.

Guidance for organising an event during COVID-19

Please see the important information and guidance regarding organising an event during COVID-19 on our Licensing Act 2003 overview page.

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.

Icon for pdf HOT Security Procedure [35.09KB] 

Icon for pdf SEE IT Poster [63.15KB] 

Icon for pdf Event Security Guidance [166.34KB] 

Application and guidance notes

All TENs acknowledgments will be sent via email stipulated on the application form.

Application fees are non-refundable in the event of cancellation, submission error, incorrect details within application or if the application is submitted out of time.

Icon for pdf TEN Guidance notes [385.33KB] 

Icon for pdf TEN Application form [285.19KB] 

Icon for pdf TEN Withdrawal of notice [48.6KB] 

Apply online for Temporary Events Notice, please read the guidance notes first.