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Temporary event notice

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1. Temporary Event Notice information

Temporary Event Notices (TENs) can be served to permit the following temporary licensable activities whether they take place within a premises or outside in an open space:

  • regulated entertainment - plays, (between 11pm and 8am or audience more than 500 people), films, recorded music, indoor sporting events, (between 11pm and 8am - spectators no more than 1000), live music, boxing or wrestling entertainment, performance of dance (between 11pm and 8am or audience more than 500 people).
  • late night refreshment: provision of hot food and/or hot drinks between 11pm and 5am
  • sale by retail of alcohol
  • supply of alcohol by or on behalf of a club to a member or to the order of a member


Standard Temporary Event Notice

A notice served at least 10 working days before the event. 

Late Temporary Event Notices

A notice which is served between 5 and 9 working days before the event.

The working days notice period for TENs does not include the day the TEN is received by us or the day of the event.

Number of notices you can serve

If you are a non personal licence holder you can only serve a maximum of five TENs per calendar year, of which two may be late TENs.

Personal licence holders can serve a maximum of 50 TENs per calendar year, of which 10 may be Late TENs.

A calendar year is 1 January to 31 December.

The number of times a temporary event notice may be given in respect of any particular premises (15 times or, for event periods occurring wholly or partly in 2022 or 2023, 20 times in a calendar year).

The maximum aggregate duration of the periods covered by temporary event notices at any individual premises (21 days or, for event periods or any part of those periods occurring in 2022 or 2023, 26 days per calendar year).

Your event can last no more than 168 hours with a minimum of 24 hours before the start of another event.

To serve a Temporary Event Notice you must be aged 18 or over.