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Temporary Event Notices

You will need to apply for a permitted temporary event notice (TEN) if either of the following apply:

  • you wish to lawfully carry out licensable activities at premises which do not have a premises licence or club premises certificate
  • 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

Holiday Season Temporary Event Notice Critical Dates

With Christmas and the New Year fast approaching a reminder of the '10 working day rule' for giving a standard Temporary Event Notice (TEN) (working days do not include weekends and Bank Holidays and you cannot include the day of the event or the day the Notice is given to the licensing Authority).

Please consult the table below to check deadlines before submitting an application.

EVENT DATEDEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING TEN
Christmas Eve - 24 December 2019Monday 9 December 2019
Christmas Day - 25 December 2019Tuesday 10 December 2019
Boxing Day - 26 December 2019Tuesday 10 December 2019
Friday 27 December 2019Tuesday 10 December 2019
Saturday 28 December 2019Wednesday 11 December 2019
Sunday 29 December 2019Wednesday 11 December 2019
Monday 30 December 2019Wednesday 11 December 2019
New Year's Eve - 31 December 2019Thursday 12 December 2019
New Year's Day - 1 January 2020Friday 13 December 2019
Thursday 2 January 2020Friday 13 December 2019
Friday 3 January 2020Monday 16 December 2019
Saturday 4 January 2020Tuesday 17 December 2019

If your event is to take place between the 5 January 2020 and 12 January 2020 the Licensing Team would be grateful if your application was submitted no later than Tuesday 17 December 2019.

Please note that if your application is submitted after the deadline dates we cannot guarantee to process your application prior to your event taking place.

Remember if a late TEN is objected to by either the Police or the Environmental Protection Team then the event will not be permitted to go ahead

You must give at least 10 working days' notice for a standard temporary event notice.  This does not include the day of the event or the day the notice is received by the licensing authority.  The Police and Environmental Health 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.

Although ten clear working days is the minimum possible notice that must be given, we would encourage you, where to possible, to apply at least 28 days in advance of your event.

In exceptional circumstances you can apply for a Late Temporary Event Notice. Late TENs are intended to assist premises users who are required for reasons outside their control to, for example, change the venue at short notice. Late TENs can be given up to 5 working days but no earlier than 9 working days before the event. If a late TEN is objected to by either the Police or Environmental Health there is no appeal process and the event will not be permitted to go ahead.

A late TEN given less than 5 working days before the event will be returned as void and the activities to which it relates will not be authorised.

To apply you will need to:

  • read the guidance notes on temporary event notices (on right hand side)
  • pay the appropriate application fee (See fees and charges at http://www.torridge.gov.uk/article/12721/Financial-Services-Publications). This fee is to cover the processing of the application and is non-refundable in the event that the notice is withdrawn, invalid or subject to a counter notice.

You may Apply Online by clicking on Apply Online Here or via the Related Links to the right of this page.

If you don't want to apply online you can download a TEN application form via the related downloads to the right of this page.