If you wish to hold an event which involves carrying on licensable activities at premises which are not authorised by a premises licence or club premises certificate, then you may submit a temporary event notice (TEN) no later than 10 working days before the event or no later than 5 working days but less than 10 working days in relation to a Late TEN.
Summary of legislation
The powers to regulate temporary events are set out in Part 5 of the Licensing Act 2003 as amended. Section 100 describes the requirements and further detailed information is available here.
The requirement for a TEN relates to anyone proposing to use premises for one or more licensable activities during a period not exceeding 168 hours. Further details of the requirements and other restrictions on the availability of TENs are available here.
Who needs to notify/apply
The person who proposes to use premises as described above must apply and must be aged 18 years or over.
How do I apply?
The TEN must be submitted to the Licensing Authority not less than 10 working days before the day on which the event begins, or 5 working days in the case of a Late TEN, and must be accompanied by the required fee. The receipt of the fee will be acknowledged by the Licensing Team.
You can download an application form and guidance notes Temporary Event Notice and submit the form, with the fee, to the Licensing Team at the address given below.
Do not forget to send a copy of the notice to the Police and Environmental Health Service whose contact details are shown on the form above.
How long will it take to consider the notification/application?
A copy of the notification must be sent to North Yorkshire Police by the applicant. Two copies of the application must be submitted to the Licensing Authority not less than 10 working days before the first day of the event (not less than 5 working days in relation to Late TENs).
The Licensing Team will send an email to the Police and Environmental Health Service drawing their attention to the application not later than the next working day after receipt of the TEN.
The Police and Environmental Health Service will consider whether the event would undermine licensing objectives and, if so, may serve and objection notice on the licensing authority and the premises user. This notice must be served before the end of the second working day following the day on which the notice is received by the Police or Environmental Health Service.
Where an objection is made to a standard TEN, a public hearing must be held to determine the application. This will be held within 7 working days after the last date for representations. The hearing date may be extended beyond 7 working days if the Licensing Authority considers it is in the public interest to do so.
You will be informed within 7 working days after the last date for representations if your notice is effective.
If an objection is made to a Late TEN, the event cannot proceed and no hearing will take place.
How much will it cost to notify/apply?
Will tacit consent apply?
Tacit consent will apply. This means that you will be able to act as though no objection has been received. If you have not heard from us by the end of 7 working days after receipt of the application, please contact the Licensing team at the address given below.
If my application is refused, how do I appeal?
If the police or Environmental Health Service serve an Objection Notice because they are satisfied that allowing the premises to be used in accordance with the notice would undermine the licensing objectives, a hearing will be held by the Licensing Authority to consider the objection notice, unless the police or the Environmental Health Service, the Authority and the applicant agree that a hearing is unnecessary.
A decision will be made at least 24 hours before the event.
No hearing will take place in relation to an objection to a Late TEN.
What if I have a complaint or concern?
There is no public register of TENs.
For further information
Further information about the need for and availability of TENs, and the process involved, is available from the Licensing Team at the address given below.
Please follow link to North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service business safety website
Environmental Health Service
Richmondshire District Council
Telephone: 01748 829100
Fax: 01748 826186