Published: 10 January 2017 by Suraj Desor
Following the busy Christmas Period, January can be a comparatively ‘slow’ month for premises. For operators whose New Year’s resolution was ‘to be better organised’, now is an apt time to plan ahead for those special events for the year and any Temporary Event Notices (TENs) you may require. With this in mind, here is a brief, non- exhaustive, guide to TENs.
Ensure you issue your TEN within the required timescales to avoid issues and disruption to planned events:
Standard TEN. Your local licensing authority must receive your TEN at least 10 working days before the date the event is to take place and, unless given electronically to the licensing authority, must also be sent to the Police and Environmental Health Officer at the same time. “Working days” exclude the day the notice is received and the first day of the event.
Late TEN. This must be received by the licensing authority at least 5 working days but no earlier than 9 working days before the day the event is to take place. Again, unless issued electronically, a copy of the TEN must also be sent to the Police and Environmental Health Officer at the same time. Remember, if you do apply for a late TEN and receive objections from the Police or Environmental Health, your notice will not be valid, there is no appeal and you cannot hold the event (differing from a standard TEN, where an objection would lead to a hearing).
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