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Temporary Event Notices

A temporary event notice is required for a one off or occasional event if it involves licensable activities.

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Overview

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Before submitting a temporary event notice, please ensure you check the latest government guidance in respect of arranging or planning events. Please note the guidance may change prior to your event.  If you submit a TEN which is cancelled or refused you will not receive a refund.

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 DATE

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING TEN

Christmas Eve - 24 December 2022

Friday 9 December 2022

Christmas Day - 25 December 2022

Friday 9 December 2022

Boxing Day - 26 December 2022

Friday 9 December 2022

Tuesday 27 December 2022 (Substitute Christmas Day  Bank Holiday)

Friday 9 December 2022

Wednesday 28 December 2022

Friday 9 December 2022

Thursday 29 December 2022

Monday 12 December 2022

Friday 30 December 2022

Tuesday 13 December 2022

New Year's Eve - 31 December 2022

Wednesday 14 December 2022

New Year's Day - 1 January 2023

Wednesday 14 December 2022

Monday 2 January 2023 (Substitute New Year's Day Bank Holiday)

Wednesday 14 December 2022

Tuesday 3 January 2023

Wednesday 14 December 2022

Wednesday 4 January 2023

Thursday 15 December 2022

 

If your event is to take place between the 5 January 2023 and 12 January 2023 the Licensing Team would be grateful if your application was submitted no later than Thursday 15 December 2022. 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.

How to apply

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.

Late TENs

In exceptional circumstances, you can apply for a Late Temporary Event Notice. These are intended to assist premises users who are required for reasons outside their control to, for example, change the venue at short notice. They 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.

Apply

To apply, you will need to:

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If you don't want to apply online, you can download a TEN application form (PDF) [258KB]  to complete, and send it back to us.

Contact us

If you have any queries, or require help with your application, please contact the Licensing Team.

  • email: licensing@torridge.gov.uk
  • phone: 01237 428700
  • post: Licensing Team, Torridge District Council, Riverbank House, Bideford EX39 2QG

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