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Temporary Event Notice

If a premises is not a holder of a premises licence or club premises certificate and intends to organise an event, which includes the sale of alcohol, regulated entertainment and late night refreshment, then a Temporary Event Notice will be required. This also applies to licensed premises who want to increase the times or activities for a single event.

The organiser must send one copy of the application to us with the fee of £21, a copy to the police and a copy to Worcestershire Regulatory Services 10 working days* prior to the event taking place. If you apply online your application will be forwarded to the relevant people. 

The police can, if they wish, issue, within 48 hours, an Objection Notice if they consider that the event will undermine the crime and disorder objective. If no objection notice is received the event can proceed. 

Anyone aged 18 or over can give a maximum of five TENs per year. Personal licence holders can give a maximum of fifty TENs per year. TENs are subject to other maximum limits set out below:

  • Each event covered by a TEN can last up to 168 hours.
  • No more than twelve TENs can be given in respect of any particular premises in any year, subject to a maximum aggregate duration of the periods covered by TENs at any individual premises of 21 days in any year.
  • There must be a maximum of 24 hours between events notified by a premises user in respect of the same premises.

Apply for a Temporary Event Notice

Overview of Temporary Event Notices on GOV.UK
Contact us

Addresses for paper applications

Licensing Section
Wyre Forest District Council
Wyre Forest House
Finepoint Way
DY11 7WF
Chief Officer Of Police
C/O Licensing Unit
West Mercia Constabulary
Police Station
Castle Street
Community Protection
Worcestershire Regulatory Services
PO Box 866
 WR1 9DP

*Section 193 of the Act defines "working day" as any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday, or a day which is a bank holiday under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 in England and Wales. "Ten Working days" notice means ten working days exclusive of the day on which the event is to start, and exclusive of the day on which the notice is given to the Local Authority. We cannot accept notices even one day late.

Wyre Forest District Council