Temporary event notice

A TEN is used to obtain authority to sell alcohol or to provide regulated entertainment or late-night refreshment on any premises for which a Premises Licence is not already held or where the licence does not authorise the proposed licensable activities. The event is restricted to under 500 persons in attendance. A 'premises' can include an outside area such as a park or a street.

TEN limitations

  • You must be over the age of 18 to use a TEN.
  • You can apply for 5 TENs in a calendar year (2 of which can be Late TENs).
  • The holder of a Personal Alcohol Licence can apply for up to 50 TENs in a calendar year (10 of which can be Late TENs).
  • No more than 20 temporary events can take place on the same premises in the same calendar year.
  • A temporary event can cover a period of up to 168 hours (7 days).
  • The total number of days for all the TENs, submitted by you, cannot exceed 26 days in a calendar year. 
  • If you're organising separate, but consecutive events, there must be at least a 24-hour gap between them.

Minimum notice periods

A standard TEN must be received by Bury Licensing Service (the licensing authority) and a copy of the notice received by the police and Bury Environmental Health Services at least 10 clear working days before the first day on which the event is due to commence. In calculating the notice period, the day on which the notice is given to all parties and the day on which the event commences are not included. If you submit your TEN application online, you do not have to send a copy to the police or to Bury Environmental Health Services because we will do this for you.

A Late TEN must be received by Bury Licensing Service (the licensing authority) and a copy of the notice received by the police and Bury Environmental Health Services between 5 and 9 clear working days before the day on which the event is to commence. Late TENs are primarily designed to cater for unforeseen events such as a last-minute change of venue.

If you decide to post your TEN as opposed to submitting it online and the notice is not received by any of the above three parties within the stipulated time frames, your notice will be void and the event cannot go ahead.

Fees: A fee of £21 is payable with the notice. Complete the application below.

 Apply for a temporary event notice at GOV.UK

What happens next?

We will acknowledge receipt of your TEN by signing a copy of it and returning it to you. You must keep this safe because it is your proof that the TEN has been received and you may have to produce it for inspection during the temporary event.