Guide Temporary event notices

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2. How does it work

A temporary event notice (TEN) can authorise licensable activities at an event lasting for seven days or less that is for under 500 people. 

The licensable activities are:

  • The sale or supply of alcohol
  • Plays or films
  • Indoor sporting events, boxing, wrestling
  • Live and recorded music
  • Performance of dance
  • Provision of late night refreshment (hot food and/or drink between 11pm and 5am)

Providing the notice has been served correctly and meets the criteria laid down in the Licensing Act, the event may go ahead unless a counter notice is served.  A counter notice would be served following objections from the police or our environmental health service or for exceeding the limits listed below.

Please note that objections can only be received from police and environmental health and not members of the public.