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Temporary Event Notice (TEN)

If you want to sell alcohol, have regulated entertainment or late night refreshment and don't hold a premises licence or club premises certificate you can apply for a Temporary Event Notices (TEN) which gives you temporary permission to carry out these licensable activities.

If you want to sell alcohol, have regulated entertainment or late night refreshment and don't hold a premises licence or club premises certificate you can apply for a Temporary Event Notices (TEN) which gives you temporary permission to carry out these licensable activities.

Your event must involve no more than 499 people at any one time and last no more than 168 hours with a minimum of 24 hours between your event and the start or finish of another TEN. Premises are limited to a maximum total duration of the periods covered by temporary event notices of 21 days per calendar year or 12 TENs per Calendar year.

You must be 18 years or older to make an application for a TEN. If you do hold a personal licence you can give a maximum of 50 TENs per year of which 10 can be late TENs, a non-personal licence holder on the other hand can only give a maximum of five TENs per year of which 2 can be late TENs. There is a limitation to the maximum number of TENs per premises.

Applications

We must receive notice at least ten working days before the event (please note that ten working days starts from the day after the notice is received by us and does not include the day of the event).

If you make an application online, you are not required to send a copy of the application to the Responsible Authorities, we will do this for you. 

If you submit a paper notice you must also send a copy of your notice to the Police. The notice must be received by them no later than ten working days before the event period (please note that ten working days starts on the day after receipt of the notice and does not include the day of the event).

Police details:

Licensing Department

Devon & Cornwall Constabulary

Launceston Police Station

Moorland Road

LAUNCESTON

PL15 7HY

01392 452225

Fees

For paper applications please make cheques payable to West Devon Borough Council.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you don't hear from us by the end of the target completion period.