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Licence Directory - Temporary Events Notice

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Temporary Event Notice

Temporary event notices are for getting temporary permission to sell alcohol, provide entertainment or late night refreshment (hot food or drink from 11pm-5am).

When do I need a temporary event notice?

You need a temporary event notice when a premises or area:

  • intends to be used for the activities listed above
  • and is not authorised by a Premises Licence or Club Premises Certificate.

This includes:

  • beer tents and outside bars (including caterers supplying alcohol as part of an inclusive package)
  • alcohol 'given' away with purchase of another item (e.g. free glass of wine with entry ticket or paid meal)
  • performance of plays (including amateur dramatics and some school productions) - see exemptions
  • showing films
  • playing music (both recorded and live) - See exemptions
  • supply of hot food or drink between 11pm and 5am.

Restrictions

You must be at least 18 to apply.

Your event must:

  • have less than 500 people attending (including staff, volunteers and door supervisors)
  • not last any longer than 168 hours (7 days) and there must be at least 24 hours between events 

Exemptions

Following a change in the law the following entertainments are now exempt from requiring a licence between 8am and 11pm.

  • Unamplified Live Music.
  • The performance of dance or a play to an audience of less than 500 people
  • Indoor Sporting events if the audience is less than 1000 people .    

Number of Notices

  • If you do not have a personal licence you can give up to 5 notices a year.
  • If you have a personal licence you can give up to 50 notices per year.
  • You can use a premises for up to 12 events per year (as long as it is not used for more than 21 days in a year).
The fee is £21 per event.

If you are unsure if your event or activity needs a Temporary Event Notice please call a member of the licensing team for advice.

If you apply in writing please give 2 copies of the temporary event notice to the Licensing Authority, 1 copy to the local Chief Officer of Police and 1 copy to our Environmental Health team.

The notices must be received by all parties with at least 10 working days notice.

Who can object?

Only the Police and/or Environmental Health can object. They must object within 2 working days of getting their copy of the notice on any of the licensing objectives. Most often these objectives base their objection:

  • Prevention of Crime and Disorder
  • Public Safety
  • Public Nuisance
  • The Protection of Children from Harm.

Tacit Authorisation

Tacit authorisation applies after 2 working days unless you hear otherwise from us or the Police. We aim to tell you that we have got your Temporary Event Notice within 2 working days.

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