A Temporary Events Notice (TEN) is a document given by an individual to the local licensing officer and police in order to authorise the conduct of one or more licensable activities over a period no longer than 96 hours. TENs are used in cases where the premises is not normally licensed for such activities and no more than 500 people will be present at any one time.
A Temporary Events Notice must state:
- The licensable activities to take place during the event
- The period (not exceeding 96 hours) during which it is proposed to use the premises for licensable activities
- The times during the event period that the premises user proposes that the licensable activities shall take place
- The maximum number of persons (being less than 500) which it is proposed should, during those times, be allowed on the premises at the same time
- Where the licensable activities include the supply of alcohol, whether the supplies are proposed to be for consumption on the premises or off the premises or both; and
- Any other matters prescribed by the Secretary of State.
More information on Temporary Events Notices may be found here on the website of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.