The TEN must be given in writing (including by electronic
means), in duplicate, to the local authority at least ten working
days before the event. A fee is payable with the notice.
A “working day” is any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday,
Christmas Day, Good Friday, or a day which is a bank holiday.
“Ten working days” notice means ten working days exclusive of the
day on which the event is to start, and exclusive of the day on
which the notice is given.
The local authority will acknowledge receipt of the notice by
giving a notice to the premises user before the end of the first
working day it was received or before the end of the second working
day if the day the notice was received is not a working day.
Unless an application has been submitted electronically, the
premises user must also give notice to both the chief officer of
the local police department and Environmental Health department no
later than ten working days before the event period.
The chief officer of police/Environmental Health who receives a
notice and believes that the event would undermine the licensing
objectives can serve an objection notice on the licensing authority
and the premises user. This notice must be served within
three working days of receipt of the temporary event
The local licensing authority must hold a hearing if an
objection notice is served. They may issue a counter notice if it
considers it necessary for the promotion of crime prevention
objective. A decision must be made at least 24 hours before the
beginning of the event.
The chief officer of police/Environmental Health may modify the
TEN with the consent of the premises user. In such a case an
objection notice will be deemed to have been withdrawn.
Counter notices may be provided by the licensing authority if
the number of permitted TENs has been exceeded.
If 10 working days notice cannot be given you may be able to
submit a Late TEN.