Temporary event notices
A temporary event notice (TEN) permits a premises/club to supply alcohol, regulated entertainment and late night refreshment on a temporary basis.
Apply for a temporary event notice offline
To submit a TEN, the premises user will need to:
- Complete and submit the TEN in duplicate to the Licensing Section at least 10 clear working days before the event.
- Pay the fee.
- Simultaneously submit a copy of the TEN to the Chief Officer of Police and the Council’s Public Protection Department.
Please note the Police and Public Protection Department can object to a TEN under the licensing objectives. Also, weekends and bank holidays, the date of the event and the date the notice is submitted are not classed as working days.
The addresses to serve copy notices are:
The Superintendent (Licensing)
Public Protection Department
The TEN will be acknowledged by the licensing section, and returned to the premises user.
Limitations of TENs
Various restrictions apply, and you can view the main TENs restrictions here.
Exemptions and advice for TENS
Learn more about exemptions from the need to make a TEN on the UK government website.
For more detailed guidance, please see the TEN Form. You will find notes on the form’s back, which must be read by the person submitting the notice before it is completed.