Temporary event notice - licence

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Temporary Event Notice (TEN)

If you are organising a temporary event and want to serve or sell alcohol, provide late night refreshment, or put on regulated entertainment in the Tonbridge and Malling Borough, you will need to complete a temporary event notice (TEN).

Licensable Activities

  • The sale or supply of alcohol.
  • Regulated entertainment (i.e. music, singing or dancing)
  • Provisions of late night refreshment (hot food or drink between the hours of 23:00 hours and 05:00 hours)

The number of times a "premises user" may give a TEN

  • 50 times per year for a personal licence holder; and
  • 5 times per year for non personal licence holder;

The number of times a premises can hold a TEN

  • the number of times a temporary event notice may be given in respect of any particular premises is 15 times in a calendar year

The length of a TEN

  • the length of time a temporary event may last for these purposes 168 hours (7 days);
  • the maximum aggregate duration of the periods covered by temporary event notices at any individual premises (21 days per calendar year); and

The number of people attending at any one time

  • the scale of the event in terms of the maximum number of people attending at any one time (a maximum of 499). The maximum figure of 499 does not just include the audience spectators or consumers and includes, for example, staff, organisers, stewards and performers who will be present on the premises.

Late TEN's

The number of times the "premises user" may give a late temporary event notice is:

  • 10 times per year for a personal licence holder; and
  • 2 times per year for non personal licence holder.
  • A late TEN no later than five working days but no earlier than 9 working days before the day on which the event period begins,

Conditions may be placed on a TEN

Where an existing premises licence or club premises certificate has conditions, these may be applied to the TEN, to ensure certain pre-conditions are met.

What area can a TEN cover?

A temporary event notice can be given for part of a building, such as a single room or a plot within a larger area of land.

It is an offence to carry out a Licensable Activity without an appropriate licence which carries a penalty of an unlimited fine and up to six months imprisonment,

Associated Legislation

Licensing Act 2003

Making an online application

If you are making an application the venue must be within the borough of Tonbridge and Malling. You can apply and pay online for this licence through the EUGO Portal. Your online application must be made at least 10 working days before the day on which the event period begins.

Making a manual application

TEN application form

  • One copy of the notification must be sent to the Licensing Section, Environmental Health and Kent Police at addresses below at least 10 working days before the day on which the event period begins.
  • A cheque or postal order for the appropriate fee made payable to Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council (currently fee £21)
Licensing Services
Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council
Gibson Building
Gibson Drive
Kings Hill
West Malling
Kent
ME19 4LZ
Director of Health and Housing
Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council
Gibson Building
Gibson Drive
Kings Hill
West Malling
Kent
ME19 4LZ
Kent Police Licensing Coordinator
Community Safety Unit
Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council
Gibson Building
Gibson Drive
Kings Hill
West Malling
Kent
ME19 4LZ

Upon receipt, your TEN will be processed, validated and one copy will be returned to you to display at the event.

List of current valid Temporary Event Notices

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