Last Modified November 26, 2015
What are Temporary Event Notices (TENs)?
A TEN authorises you to hold a small-scale event, which could include the sale of alcohol, staging regulated entertainment, provision of late night refreshment or situations where a Premise Licence does not meet the needs of a particular function.
Events may take place either indoors, outdoors, in a marquee or a garden that are not covered under the Premise Licence.
How do I apply for a temporary event notice?
- Apply for a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) Online (The charges relate to payment by debit card, credit cards are subjected to a 1.7% surcharge).
- Complete a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) Application form and produce three further copies.
- Send the original and one copy along with £21to Licensing at Hertsmere Borough Council. These must be received no later than 10 working days before the date on which the event begins.
- Send the second copy to Senior Environmental Health Officer at Hertsmere Borough Council.
- Send the third copy to the police addressed to: Licensing Officer, Community Safety Unit, Borehamwood Police Station, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 1JP.
This must also be received no later than 10 working days before the date on which the event begins.
We will allow late Temporary Event Notices (i.e. those submitted less than 10 working days but at least five days before the beginning of the event), unless the police or environmental health officers object.
Advice and limitations
- the number of times a person (the “premises user”) may give a temporary event notice (50 times per year for a personal licence holder and five times per year for other people);
- the number of times a person (the “premises user”) may give a late temporary event notice (10 times per year for a personal licence holder and two times per year for other people);
- the number of times a temporary event notice may be given in respect of any particular premises (12 times in a calendar year);
- the length of time a temporary event may last for these purposes (168 hours);
- the maximum aggregate duration of the periods covered by temporary event notices at any individual premises (21 days per calendar year); and
- the scale of the event in terms of the maximum number of people attending at any one time (a maximum of 499).
Where the premises are to be used primarily or exclusively for the sale or supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises, it is an offence to allow children under 16 to be present when the premises are open for that purpose, unless they are accompanied by an adult. In the case of any premises at which sales or supplies of alcohol are taking place at all, it is an offence for a child under 16 to be present there between the hours of midnight and 5am unless accompanied by an adult. In both instances the penalty on conviction is a fine of up to £1,000.
Home Office: Licensing Act 2003
Temporary Events Notices (TEN) Register
Temporary Event Notices 2015
Temporary Event Notices 2014
Temporary Event Notices 2013
Temporary Event Notices 2012