You need a Temporary Event Notice to carry out a 'licensable activity' in unlicensed premises
A Temporary Event Notice (TEN) is a notice of the intention to carry out licensable activities in:
- unlicensed premises; or
- licensed premises for activities or operating times not covered by the premises licence
Fenland District Council is the licensing authority for TENs in the Fenland District.
A TEN may be needed when:
- alcohol is served to individuals or members of a private club
- entertainment is provided (e.g music, dancing, indoor sports events)
- hot food is served between 11pm and 5am
- an activity isn't covered by an existing licence (e.g a wedding reception in a community centre)
Types of TEN
There are two types of TEN: standard and late.
Standard TENs must be received at least 10 working days before the scheduled event.
Late TENs must be received between 9 working days and 5 working days before the scheduled event.
These timescales cannot count the day of submission or the event.
There are limits to a TEN:
- the maximum number of people attending (including staff) must not exceed 499 at any one time
- the maximum number of TENs per premises is 15 per calendar year
- the maximum length of a TEN is 168 hours (7 days)
- a personal licence holder can submit up to 50 TENs. This includes 10 late TENs
- people aged 18 or over can submit up to 5 TENs. This includes 2 late TENs
Apply for a TEN
You can apply online or by completing a . If you apply using a paper form, you also need to send:
- 2 copies of your application form to the Licensing team (Fenland Hall, County Road, March, PE15 8NQ)
- 1 copy to the Environmental Health team (same address as above)
- 1 copy to the Police (Cambridgeshire Constabulary, Licensing Officer, Partnership & Operational Support Team, Licensing & Events Planning, Thorpewood Police Station, Peterborough, PE3 6SD)