Temporary Event Notice (TEN)

Temporary Event Notice (TEN)

The Licensing Act 2003 ('the Act') introduced a light touch system of permitted temporary activities to replace the old occasional licences and occasional permissions previously granted in connection with short-term alcohol and public entertainment licensing.

The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 has made changes to the TEN process. Please read the following notes carefully. If you have a query, please contact the Licensing team.

If you're organising a temporary event and want to serve or sell alcohol, provide late night refreshment, or put on regulated entertainment, you'll need to complete a temporary event notice (TEN). A TEN is a form that you provide to the local council, the police and environmental health, letting them know about the planned event. A TEN can be given in respect of both indoor and outdoor events. "Premises" for the purposes of the Act means any place, whether indoors or outdoors.

There are two types of TEN:

  • A standard TEN, which is given no later than 10 working days before the event to which it relates

  • A late TEN, which is given not before 9 and not later than 5 working days before the event.

NB: 10 working days does not include the date of receipt of the notice or the date of the event. Please remember to allow for Bank Holidays and weekends.


What qualifies for a TEN?

  • Fewer than 500 people attending.

  • The event must last no more than 168 hours and can be held either outdoors or indoors.

  • Any premises can only be used for 15 temporary events per year, up to a total maximum of 21 days.

  • You must be over 18 in order to hold a temporary event.

  • If you have a personal licence, you can give 50 TENs (made up of standard and late TENs) a year; if you don't have a personal licence you can only give 5 (made up of standard and late TENs).

If you have a personal licence, you can give 10 late TENs a year; if you don't have a personal licence you can only give 2 late TENs.

There must be at least 24 hours between temporary events organised by the same person.

Once the police or environmental health receive your TEN, they have three working days to make any objections to it on the grounds of any of the four licensing objectives: prevention of crime and disorder; prevention of public nuisance; public safety; protection of children from harm. If there are no objections, the event will go ahead as planned. If they object, the council will organise a hearing to consider the evidence and may impose conditions or decide that your event cannot proceed.

Copies of the notice must a be given to the relevant chief officer of police and Environmental Health Team no later than 10 working days before the day on which the event is to start at the following address:

  • The Chief Constable

    Nottinghamshire Police

    HQ (CJ) Liquor Licensing

    Mansfield Police Station

    Great Central Road

    Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

    NG18 2HQ

  • Broxtowe Borough Council

    Environmental Health

    Council Offices

    Foster Avenue

    Beeston

    Nottinghamshire

    NG9 1AB

 


Contact

Licensing
tel: 0115 917 3241