For one off and smaller scale activities, a system of Temporary Event Notices (Tens) has been introduced as a light touch system. This means that notice can be given to the licensing authority and the police by persons over the age of 18
There are a number of conditions and limitations that TENs are subject to:
Application - At least 10 full working days notice must be given of an event (excluding bank holidays) - Please note: the first day the application is received is NOT classed as the first working day.
Duration - An event covered by a Temporary Event Notice can last for a maximum of 96 hours.
Separation - There must be 24 hours between each event covered by separate TENs.
Capacity - A TEN can cover events with up to 499 people (including staff) attending. If more are expected, a Premises licence will be required.
Totals - A premises cannot be covered by more than 12 individual Temporary Event Notices per year, or for more than 15 days in total per year.
Individuals - No individual may give more than 5 Temporary Event Notices in a single year (unless they hold a Personal licence, in which case they may give 50). This limit also applies to associated persons - for example, a husband and wife may only apply for 5 notices between them.