- You must:
- apply at least 10 clear working days before your event, excluding the day we receive your application and the day of the event. See also Late TENS below,
- apply as an individual, not an organisation, and be 18 years or over
- have had no more than 5 TENs a year unless you have a personal licence to sell alcohol in which case you can have up to 50 a year. You need a TEN for each event you hold on the same premises.
- Your event must:
- have fewer than 500 people at all times including staff running the event
- last no more than 168 hours (7 days)
- have a gap of at least 24 hours between separate but consecutive events
- At the premises:
- no more than 20 TENs are allowed at the same, single premises in one year
- If an event straddles two calendar years, it will count against the limits on temporary event notices for each year. However, only one notice needs to be given. The limits are:
for event periods occurring wholly or partly in 2022 or 2023, up to 20 times in the calendar year for each premises;
for other event periods, 15 times in a calendar year for each premises;
for event periods (or any part of a period) occurring in 2022 or 2023, 26 days in the calendar year for each premises;
for other event periods, 21 days in a calendar year for each premises;
50 per personal licence holder each calendar year; and
5 for non-holders each calendar year.
- the total length of all the events together must not be more than 26 days.
We cannot refuse a notice unless the police or environmental health object to it. They must do this within 3 working days of receiving it. They can only object if they think your event could:
- lead to crime and disorder
- cause a public nuisance
- be a threat to public safety
- put children at risk of harm
If there’s an objection, the council's licensing committee will hold a meeting within 7 working days from the end of the period in which objections can be made. The meeting will be no later than 24 hours before the event (unless everyone agrees that a meeting is not needed).
At the meeting, the committee will either approve, add conditions or reject the notice.
If the police or environmental health object to a late TEN, there will not be a meeting, the TEN will be refused and you cannot hold the event.