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Temporary Event Notice

A Temporary Event Notice (TEN) is a notification to the licensing authority that an individual intends to carry on licensable activities. Licensable activities include selling alcohol, serving alcohol to members of a private club, providing entertainment (eg music, dancing or indoor sporting events) and serving hot food or drink between 11pm and 5am. You will also need a TEN if a particular licensable activity is not included in the terms your existing premises licence.

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Licence Summary

If you're organising a temporary event and want to serve or sell alcohol, provide late night refreshment, or put on regulated entertainment, you'll need to complete a temporary event notice (TEN). A TEN is a form that you provide to the local council, the police and environmental health, letting them know about the planned event.

There are two types of TENs:

  • a standard TEN, which is given no later than 10 working days before the event to which it relates
  • a late TEN, which is given not before 9 and not later than 5 working days before the event.

You must be over 18 in order to hold a temporary event.

For the purpose of a TEN, a temporary event is a relatively small-scale event attracting fewer than 500 people. The event must last no more than 168 hours and can be held either outdoors or indoors. Any premises can only be used for 12 temporary events per year, up to a total maximum of 21 days.

If you have a personal licence, you can give 50 TENs (made up of standard and late TENs) a year; if you don't have a personal licence you can only give 5 (made up of standard and late TENs). If you have a personal licence, you can give 10 late TENs a year; if you don't have a personal licence you can only give 2 late TENs. There must be at least 24 hours between temporary events organised by the same person.

Eligibility Criteria

An activity that can be licensed must be carried out as detailed in a notice that must be given.

The notice must be in a specific format and must be made by someone over 18 years of age.

The notice should contain:

  • if alcohol is to be supplied, a statement confirming that it is a condition of using the premises that the supplies are made under the premises user's authority
  • a statement relating to certain matters
  • any other required information

The matters referred to above are:

  • details of the licensable activities
  • the event period
  • the times when during that period the activities will take place
  • the maximum number of people proposed to be allowed on the premises
  • any other required matters

Regulation Summary

A summary of the eligibility criteria for this licence

Application Evaluation Process

The TEN must be given in writing (including by electronic means) to Licensing at least 10 clear working days (or five working days for a late notice) before the event. Licensing will acknowledge receipt of the TEN in writing to the premises user.

Unless an application has been submitted electronically, the premises user must also give notice to:

  • Alcohol Licensing Unit, North Yorkshire Police, Fulford Road, York, YO10 4BY; and
  • Environmental Health,1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1FJ

no later than 10 working days before the event or 5 days if it is a late TEN.

Authorised Police and Environmental Health officers can send objections to Licensing and the premises user if they believe that the event would undermine any of the licensing objectives.  The objections must be sent within 3 working days following receipt of the TEN.

If it is not a late TEN, mediation can take place between the Police and / or Environmental Health, responsible authorities under the Licensing Act 2003, and the premises user.  The TEN can be modified and the responsible authority will advise Licensing and it will be deemed that the objection has been lifted.

If there is no mediation or the responsible authority and the premises user can not reach agreement, Licensing must hold a hearing for the matter to be determined by Members of the Planning and Licensing Sub-Committee.  Members can determine whether to apply existing conditions from a Premises Licences to a TEN if it fulfils the licensing objectives.  If a late TEN, however, there will be no hearing and there is no right of appeal.

Licensing will issue a counter notice to the premises user if a TEN does not fulfil event criteria.  For example, if the permitted number of TENs has been exceeded.  It will also serve a counter notice for a late TEN if it has received an objection from authorised Police or Environmental Health officers.  Licensing must serve the counter notice at least 24 hours before the event is due to start.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes, tacit consent will apply if no relevant representations are submitted. This means that unless you have heard to the contrary from the Council within 3 working days, you can go ahead with the temporary event.

If relevant representations are received tacit consent does not apply and a public hearing must be held to determine your application for Standard TENs and a counter notice would be served for Late TENs.

Fees

£21.00

Apply by Email

Applications can be emailed to licensing@cravendc.gov.uk. Please fill out this form and email it: word icon Application Form - Temporary Event Notice [235kb] Once received a member of the licensing team will then make arrangements to take payment over the phone. If applications are made electronically we will forward your application on to North Yorkshire Police and Environmental health on your behalf.

Apply Online

Craven District Council cannot receive Temporary Event Notices online. This feature will be available in the near future.

Apply By Post

You can apply for a licence by filling out a word icon Application Form - Temporary Event Notice [235kb]. It must be sent to the Licensing Team with the inclusion of an application fee of £21.00 and a completed word icon Additional Information Form [125kb].

You must also send a copy of the notice and additional information form to:

  • Alcohol Licensing Unit, North Yorkshire Police, Fulford Road, York, YO10 4BY; and
  • Environmental Health,1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1FJ

Ensure notice is given no later than 10 working days before the event or 5 days if it is a late TEN (not including the day of the event or the day we receive the notice).

Please note: The Council has no facility to accept cash payments. Payment must be by cheque or credit/debit card only.

Contact

Address: Licensing, Craven District Council, 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1FJ

Phone: 01756 706251

Email: licensing@cravendc.gov.uk

Failed Application Redress

Please contact Craven District Council in the first instance. If a counter notice is given in relation to an objection notice the applicant may appeal against the decision. Appeals must be made to the local Magistrates' court within 21 days. An appeal may not be brought later than five working days from the day of the planned event.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact Craven District Council in the first instance.

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Citizens Advice Consumer Service will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other Redress

If a licensing authority decides not to issue a counter notice in relation to an objection notice the chief police officer can appeal the decision. Appeals must be made to the local Magistrates' court within 21 days. An appeal may not be brought later than five working days from the day of the planned event.

Trade Associations

National Outdoor Events Association (NDEA)

Society of Event Organisers (SEO)

Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA)

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