A Temporary Event Notice (TEN) is a notification given by an
individual to the Council giving notice of an event that is to take
TENs relate to temporary events with less than 500 attendees
where 'licensable activities' are planned to take place.
You can use a TEN for:
- Authorising a licensed activity at a premises not currently
licensed - e.g. selling alcohol at a school fete
- Temporarily extending the hours you may provide a licensed
activity at an existing licensed premises
- Providing licensable activities not authorised by your existing
The submission of a TEN is limited by the following:
- The premises user must be over 18 years old;
- No more than 499 persons can attend the event;
- The number of times a premises user may give a TEN (50 times in
a calendar year for a personal licence holder and 5 times in a
calendar year for other people);
- The number of times a TEN may be given for any particular
premises (12 times in a calendar year);
- The maximum length of time a TEN may have effect (168 hours or
Types of Temporary Event Notices
There are two types of TEN - Standard and Late. Both must
accompanied by the prescribed fee of £21.00.
A Standard TEN must be submitted to the
Council no later than 10 working days before
the event to which it relates.
The Police and the Council's Environmental Protection Service
have a period of three working days from when they are given the
notice to object to it on the basis of any of the four licensing
Although ten clear working days is the minimum possible notice
that may be given, the Council would advise applicants to submit
their TEN at the earliest opportunity to ensure all necessary
controls can be put in place.
A Late TEN can be submitted to the Council not
before 9 and not later than 5 working days before the
Late TENs are intended to be used by premises users who are
required for reasons outside their control to, for example, change
the venue at short notice. They should not be used
save in exceptional circumstances.
As for a standard TEN, the Police and the Council's
Environmental Protection Service have a period of three working
days from when they are given the notice to object to it on the
basis of any of the four licensing objectives. If there is an
objection from either service, the event will not
go ahead. In these circumstances there is no scope for a hearing or
the application of existing conditions.
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 number of late TENs that can be given in a calendar year is
limited to ten for personal licence holders and two for
non-personal licence holders. Late TENs count towards the total
number of TENs (for example, the limit of five TENs per year for
non-personal licence holders and 50 TENs for personal licence
holders). Once these limits have been reached, the licensing
authority should issue a counter notice (permitted limits) if any
more are given.
The Government has produced a "Can
do" guide to provide a central resource for people planning a
range of community-led events.
For further advice, please consult the temporary events guide (Adobe PDF
format, 121kb), which provides more information as to how
to complete and serve a TEN, and provides the answers to
'frequently asked questions'.
Will tacit consent apply?
Yes, tacit Consent will apply.
This means that you will be able to act as though your application
is granted if you have not heard from the Council by the end of the
A copy of the notification will be provided to Lancashire
Constabulary by the Licensing Unit no later than the first working
day after it is received.
The chief police officer who receives a notice and believes that
the event would undermine 'crime prevention' objective can serve an
objection notice on the licensing authority and the premises user.
This notice must be served before the end of the second working day
following the day on which the notice is received by the
Where an objection is made, a public hearing must be held to
determine your application. The public hearing will be held within
7 working days after the last date for representations. The hearing
date may be extended beyond 7 working days if the Council
considers it is in the public interest to do so.
You will be informed within 7 working days after the last date for
representations if your notice is effective.