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Temporary Event Notice

Serving a Temporary Event Notice.

You need complete and serve a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) if you want to carry out a 'licensable activity' on unlicensed premises, or if you want to make a temporary amendment to an existing premises licence.

Licensable activity includes:

  • selling alcohol
  • serving alcohol to members of a private club
  • providing entertainment, such as music, dancing or indoor sporting events
  • serving hot food or drink between 11pm and 5am

Restrictions

There are a number of restrictions:

  • you must be at least 18 years old to serve a TEN
  • you must serve a TEN to the local authority for the area in which your event will take place. If you serve a TEN to the wrong local authority, it will be void and non-refundable
  • the number of times a premises user may serve a TEN is 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 premises user may serve a late TEN is limited to 10 times in a calendar year for a personal licence holder and 2 times for other people
  • late TENs count towards the total number of permitted TENs (i.e. the limit of 5 TENs a year for non-personal licence holders and 50 TENs for personal licence holders)
  • a TEN that is served less than 10 clear working days before the event to which it relates, when the premises user has already given the permitted number of late TENs in that calendar year, will be returned as void and the activities described in it will not be authorised
  • the number of times a TEN may be served for any particular premises is 15 times in a calendar year
  • the maximum duration of an event authorised by a TEN is 168 hours (seven days)
  • the maximum total duration of the events authorised by TENs in relation to individual premises is 21 days in a calendar year
  • the maximum number of people attending at any one time is 499 including staff and performers
  • the minimum period between events authorised under separate TENs in relation to the same premises (not including withdrawn TENs) by the same premises user is 24 hours
  • a TEN must be submitted to the local authority no later than 10 clear working days before the event, excluding the day of application, the day of the event and any bank holidays
  • a late TEN must be submitted to the local authority no later than 5 clear working days before the event, excluding the day of submission and the day of the event, weekends and bank holidays

Download a TEN form

Use our Word application form.

Temporary Event Notice application form (Word doc) [62KB]
 

Pay

You must pay before you send us your TEN form.

If we do not receive your payment promptly your TEN will be rejected and your event will not be given authorisation to take place.

Pay online

You can pay for your Temporary Event Notice securely online.

Pay for Temporary Event Notice

Our online payments system is not available from 17:25 to 17:40 every day.

Please enter:

  • Reference - enter your name
  • Amount - £21
  • Description - enter both the site location and start date of the TEN (such as: UDC Offices CB11 4ER 21/05/24)

 

Pay by credit or debit card

By phone

You will need to call us on 01799 510510 if you want to pay over the phone using your debit card or credit card.

You can also get in touch with us using alternative methods via our contact us page.

In person

You can also pay by credit or debit card at the reception at our London Road Offices in Saffron Walden.

Pay by post

You can also submit your TEN by post and pay by cheque, but it will be your responsibility to also send the TEN to the relevant authorities.

 

 

Send us your TEN

Email

You can send us your TEN and payment receipt together by email to: licensing@uttlesford.gov.uk

We will then send your TEN to the Police and Environmental Health for you.

Post or delivery by hand

You can also submit your TEN by post, or deliver it by hand, together with your payment receipt.

It will be your responsibility to send the TEN to the relevant authorities as follows:

Licensing authority

Licensing
Uttlesford District Council
London Road
Saffron Walden
CB11 4ER

Police

Licensing Department
Essex Police
Braintree
CM7 3DJ

Environmental Health

Environmental Health
Uttlesford District Council
London Road
Saffron Walden
CB11 4ER
 

What happens next

We will acknowledge that we have received your TEN in one working day.

The relevant authorities will respond in 3 working days.
 

More information about TENs

Find out more about Temporary Event Notices.

When you need a TEN

If you are not currently in possession of a premises licence or a club premises certificate and you plan to hold a temporary event that includes licensable activities, is less than 168 hours and there will be less than 500 attendees, you will need to apply for a temporary event notice.

If you are in possession of a premises licence or a club premises certificate and you want to hold an event that is not covered by your licence/certificate you will need to apply for a temporary event notice.

Objections

We cannot refuse a notice unless the police or environmental health object to it. They must do this within 3 working days of receiving it. They can only object 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

If there's an objection, your council's licensing committee will hold a meeting (called a 'hearing') no later than 24 hours before the event (unless all parties agree that a hearing is not 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 will not be valid and you cannot hold the event.

Appeals

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.

There is no appeals process for a late TEN.

Displaying your notice

You must display a copy of the notice in a safe place at the event where it can be easily seen and inspected.

Fines and penalties

You could be fined if you make any false statements on your TEN, or face prosecution if you breach the terms of the notice.

If your event will have more than 499 people

You will need to apply for either a premises licence or a club premises certificate.

If your event will last longer than 168 hours

You will need to apply for either a premises licence or a club premises certificate.

If your notice is lost or stolen

You must inform your issuing licensing authority in writing as soon as possible. You must also include the statutory fee of £10.50 for a copy of your TEN.

You cannot apply for a copy if a month has passed since the end of the event.