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Temporary Event Notice

A Temporary Event Notice (TEN) is a form that is used to let us know about your intention to use a premises for licensable activities.

Licensable activities are the sale of alcohol and supply of alcohol to club members; regulated entertainment - live and recorded music, plays, films, performance of dance, indoor sporting events, boxing or wrestling and late night refreshment; however there are a number of exemptions - see the Home Office guidance.

Activities such as fireworks, fairgrounds and inflatables, unless alcohol is being sold or there is a different licensable activity, do not require a TEN.

The premises are identified by you, so can include fields and other outside areas; OS grid references are required for fields and other places without a postcode. 

A TEN can last for 168 hours (7 days). These are consecutive hours or days, which means that you cannot apply for a notice if you want to use a premises for a few hours one week and a few hours in a months’ time. If this is the case, you would need to submit a separate TENs for each occasion. If your event lasts longer than 7 days (168 hours) or you need licensable activities authorised for a longer time, you can apply for a premises licence. There would need to be a minimum of 24 hours between the TENs where there aren’t any licensable activities taking place.

The maximum number of people that can attend a TEN event is 499 people. You are responsible for defining the area subject to the TEN and telling us how many people will be there at any one time. If there will be more than 499 persons at your event at any one time including staff, volunteers and so on you will need to submit an application for a premises licence.

You do not need to display a TEN during the event as it includes a lot of personal information. However, you should be able to present your TEN acknowledgement and copy of attached conditions to an authorised officer if they ask to see it. If you have submitted a TEN you do not need to attend the event. However, you are still responsible for the licensable activities at the event and must prominently display a notice at the premises which provides the name and position held by the person who you have appointed to have custody of the TEN acknowledgement and any conditions.

The total number of days a premises can be used for is 26.

We are currently experiencing some technical issues with our Temporary Event Notice Submissions. If you do not receive a receipt and require one for your records, please email Thank you for your patience while we look into this issue.

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