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Temporary Event Notice (TEN)


Licensing Act 2003

If you wish to hold an event that involves the retail sale of alcohol or the provision of regulated entertainment you are required to submit a Temporary Event Notice (TEN). 

You will also require a TEN for the provision of hot food or hot drink between the hours of 11.00pm and 5.00am.

A TEN authorises licensable activities on unlicensed premises for a limited period of time. You must give 10 working days notice to the Licensing Office, Police and Environmental Health.

You can also submit a 'Late TEN'. Late notices can be given no later than 5 working days but no earlier than 9 working days before the event (do not count the day of the event or the day the application is submitted).

A temporary event may last no longer than 168 hours from the start time.

The maximum number of events per ‘place’ within a calendar year is 20, as long as the total length of the events is not more than 26 days.

You must be 18 years or older to give a TEN. You are permitted 50 events per calendar year if you are a personal licence holder, and five events per calendar year if you are not a personal licence holder.

The number of late notices that can be given in any one calendar year is limited to 10 for personal licence holders, and two for non-personal licence holders but please note that these count towards the total number of temporary event notices (i.e. 50 temporary event notices per year for personal licence holders and 5 temporary event notices for non-personal licence holders).

No more than 499 people at any one time may be on the premises and the event must last no more than 168 hours with a minimum of 24 hours between events.

The notice shall contain:

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

The matters referred to above are:

  1. details of the licensable activities;
  2. the event period;
  3. the times during which the activities will take place;
  4. the maximum number of people proposed to be allowed on the premises;
  5. any other required matters;

Click here to download the Application Form and Guidance Notes Link to External Website

If you wish to submit your application in person, you can visit the Licensing Office during normal opening hours.

You are required to send two copies of the application to the licensing office at the address above, one copy to the police and one copy to Environmental Health. For your information the addresses are:

Chief Superintendent
Greater Manchester Police
Partnership Team
2nd Floor
Manchester Road
Ashton Under Lyne

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Environmental Health & Trading Standards
Tame Street Depot
Tame Street
SK15 1ST

The cost of a Temporary Event is £21.00. See Payment Methods.