You will need to apply for a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) if:
- You wish to lawfully carry out licensable activities at premises which do not have a premises licence or club premises certificate; or
- The activity or the times at which it is to be carried out are not specified on an existing premises licence or club premises certificate.
Licensable activities (subject to certain exceptions) are:
- The sale and supply of alcohol.
- Regulated entertainment (i.e., music, singing or dancing).
- Provision of late-night refreshment.
We advise you to read the guidance notes before you apply as they give detailed information about the licensable activities, exemptions and process and will help you make a valid application
When to apply
The timescales for applying for a TEN are set by legislation. If you don’t apply within the following timescales, we will reject your application and there is no process of appeal.
- standard TEN: You must apply at least 10 working days before the start of the event.
- late TEN: You must apply at least 5 working days before the start of the event.
The working days’ notice does not include the day we receive the notice, the day of the event, weekends, or any bank holidays.
A late TEN given less than five days before the event to which it relates will be returned as void and the activities to which it relates will not be authorised.
The application fee for a TEN is £21.
If your TEN application is for an outside space, i.e., a marquee in a field and not located within a premise, you MUST provide 2 plans with your application of the area to be used for the event;
- A location plan of the area showing where the event is to be held in relation to the surrounding area.
- A site Plan of the area showing details of the boundary of event, and where licensable activity is to take place, such as the placing of marquees, staging and any bar. If plans are not received, your application will be placed on hold but may be refused due to the amount of time prior to the event, i.e., less than 5 working days.
How to apply
The Licensing Team are not in the Office full time, and due to the quick turnaround of the Temporary Event Notice application, we recommend you apply electronically, via, the Gov.uk form listed below:
Should you encounter any problems using these forms or wish to find out more, you can visit the Gov.uk website or contact their support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your application will automatically be sent to the Licensing section. Once Licensing receive your form via GOV.UK, it will be checked, and if correct will be served to Leicestershire Police and Environmental Protection by the licensing section, on your behalf. If your form is incorrect, the licensing section, will contact you.
If you are planning an event in the borough, please read the advice and guidance on our planning an event webpage.
You can only apply for a TEN as an individual, not an organisation.
Should you be unable to apply electronically via the Gov.UK website, you can apply for a Temporary Event Notice by filling out the form below and sending it back to us.
- Temporary Event Notice Application Form (Word Document, 0.1 Mb)
Please be aware that the Licensing team are not in the Office all the time, and this may delay the application being dealt with, hence why we recommend applying electronically above.
The application must be received by our licensing team at least 10 working days before the event (please note: the date of submitting the TEN and the day of the event are not included in the total number of working days before the event).
Payment of £21 must be received by BACS on:
- Sort Code: 40-30-24.
- Account Number: 61820559 - Please quote your name as a reference.
Should you choose to not electronically apply, YOU need to serve a copy of the TEN application form to both the Police and Environmental Health on the same day.
Only Environmental Protection and the police can object to a TEN.
An objection must be submitted within three working days of receiving the TEN application, starting on the day after the Licensing Section has received it.
Where an objection notice is received in relation to a standard TEN the licensing authority must hold a hearing to consider the objection, unless all parties agree that a hearing is unnecessary. Licensing will contact you directly in this case.
If the Police, Environmental Health or both give an objection to a late TEN, the notice will not be valid, and the event will not go ahead as there is no scope for a hearing of the application.
If no objections are received the TEN is automatically approved and we will send you one copy of your TEN, authorised, at the end of the three working day consultation period. Please do not contact the Licensing section, until after the three working days has passed to check on your application.
The Licensing Section cannot object to a TEN.
The Police or Environmental Health can object to a TEN 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
An objection must be submitted within three working days of receiving the TEN application, starting on the day after the Licensing Section has received it
If there’s an objection to a standard TEN, our licensing committee will hold a meeting (called a ‘hearing’) no later than 24 hours before the event (unless all parties agree that a hearing isn’t needed).
At the hearing, the committee will either approve, add conditions, or reject the notice.
If the Police or Environmental Health object to a late TEN, the notice won’t be valid, and the event can't be held. There is no hearing process for a late TEN.
Appeals, fines and penalties
If you disagree with the licensing committee’s decision, you can appeal to your local magistrates’ court. You must do this within 21 days, and at least 5 working days before the date of your event.
You could be fined if you make any false statements in your application, or face prosecution if you breach the terms of the notice.
Last updated: Tue 31st October, 2023 @ 16:06