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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

You must give at least 10 working days' notice for a standard temporary event notice and between 5 and 9 working days' notice for a late temporary event notice.  This does not include the day of the event or the day the notice is received by the licensing authority.  If you fail to comply with this timescale, the notice will be rejected and you will be unable to proceed with the event.

Please note that late TENs should only be given in exceptional circumstances where it is not possible to give a standard TEN.

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 2018Friday 7 December 2018
Christmas Day - 25 December 2018Monday 10 December 2018
Boxing Day - 26 December 2018Monday 10 December 2018
Thursday 27 December 2018Monday 10 December 2018
Friday 28 December 2018Tuesday 11 December 2018
Saturday 29 December 2018Wednesday 12 December 2018
Sunday 30 December 2018Wednesday 12 December 2018
New Year's Eve - 31 December 2018Wednesday 12 December 2018
New Year's Day - 1 January 2019Thursday 13 December 2018
Wednesday 2 January 2019Thursday 13 December 2018
Thursday 3 January 2019Friday 14 December 2018
Friday 4 January 2019Monday 17 December 2018

If your event is to take place between the 5 January 2019 and 12 January 2019 the Licensing Team would be grateful if your application was submitted no later than Tuesday 18 December 2018.

Please note that if you 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.

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.