A Temporary Event Notice (
Licensable Activities requiring permission are:
- The sale by retail of alcohol;
- The supply of alcohol by or on behalf of a club to, or to the order of, a member of the club;
- The provision of regulated entertainment; and
- The provision of late night refreshment.
(a) a performance of a play;
(b) an exhibition of a film;
(c) an indoor sporting event;
(d) a boxing or wrestling entertainment;
(e) a performance of live music (please see link for details of what live music is regulated);
(f) any playing of recorded music;
(g) a performance of dance;
(h) entertainment of a similar description to that falling within (e), (f) or (g).
If you are uncertain if your event has activities that would be deemed licensable, please contact the licensing team for advice
To submit a standard notice, a notification requires a minimum of 10 clear working days notice before the day on which the event period begins (the day of your event and day of service do not count as clear days) and must be accompanied by the prescribed fee (£21). A copy of the notice must be submitted to Environmental Health and the Police as well as the Licensing Authority within the specified time. If a notice is received by the Licensing Authority or either Responsible Authority less than 10 clear working days ahead of the event then it will have to be considered as a late notice.
A late notice may be submitted to the Licensing Authority between nine and five clear working days ahead of the event period (the day of your event and day of service do not count as clear days) accompanied by the prescribed fee of £21. A copy of the notice must be submitted to Environmental Health and the Police as well as the Licensing Authority within the specified time. If either the Licensing Authority or either Responsible Authority receive a notice less than five clear working days ahead of the event, your event will not have the correct authorisation.
If you submit a notice in paper format, you will need to keep a copy. You are required to have this with you in the premises for the duration of the event and will need to keep it with the acknowledgement we will provide you with.
The Licensing Authority will either provide an acknowledgment that the above information has been received (no formal permission is required for such an event to go ahead), or provide a counter notice in consideration of any police objection. If any of the limits below are breached or if a counter notice has been issued, any licensable activities taking place would be unauthorised and the premises user would be liable to prosecution.
- Any person may not give more than 5 standard Temporary Event Notices in any year and 2 late notices. However, if you have used your permitted allocation of either type of notice, then no more notices can be accepted from you.
- Any personal licence holder may not give more than 50 standard Temporary Event Notices in any year plus 10 late notices. However, if you have used your permitted allocation of either type of notice, then no more notices can be accepted from you.
- Any premises may not host more than 12 Temporary Event Notices in any year.
- The maximum number of days per year that Temporary Event Notices may apply to a particular premises is 21
- The maximum duration of any one event is 168 hours (7 days)
If the situation does not fit the above limitations, it is likely that a premises licence should be sought and with that potentially a personal licence.
To make a notification of a Temporary Event use our online form . Alternatively the form is available as a Word or PDF document to download :
Please note, we are unable to accept cash payments to accompany forms. Any cash payments can however be taken at a shop with the paypoint facility and the form can then be submitted to the Council with a receipt.