Temporary Event Notices
This page tells you about Temporary Event Notices and how to notify the Council about an event you are organising.
A Temporary Event Notice (TEN) is required to carry out licensable activities on unlicensed premises or to operate outside the terms of an existing Premises Licence or Club Premises Certificate.
- the sale or supply of alcohol
- regulated entertainment (i.e. music, singing or dancing)
- the provision of late night refreshment (hot food or drink between the hours of 2300 and 0500).
A TEN may be sought for an event involving up to 499 people (including any performers or staff) that lasts for a maximum of 96 hours. If greater numbers or longer hours are anticipated a full licence will be needed.
There are restrictions on the amount of notice that must be given, the number of notices individuals can give and on the total number of events at any premises in a calendar year. The most important to remember are:
A minimum of 10 working days must be given not including the event day itself or the day the notice is received by the Council
Only 12 notices can be given for any premises or part of a premises in a calendar year
The total duration in days of any notices given must not add up to more than 15 days within the calendar year, any event that continues beyond midnight will be counted as two days
Additional restrictions are detailed in the Temporary Events information sheet
Notifying us about a temporary event
Notices can be received electronically. Alternatively if you prefer to complete the notice by hand they can be downloaded as a PDF or Word document.
The TEN must be received by the Licensing Officer at the address below at least 10 working days before the event. Please see the definition of working days on the Temporary Events - Information Sheet Licensing Act 2003 (PDF document [73.6Kb]) .
Cheque, postal order or cash for £21 (made payable to Reigate & Banstead Borough Council) must accompany the TEN; but if you intend to submit cash in person you will need to phone and book an appointment. A copy of the TEN must also be sent at the same time to The Police Licensing Officer and Environmental Protection at the addresses below. Upon receipt, we will process, validate and return a copy of the TEN within two working days to display at the event. The event may not be held legally unless a validated TEN has been issued.
Giving a Temporary Event Notice online
TENs can be given to the council by using the online form. Copies are automatically submitted to the Police at the same time. Please have a credit or debit card available to pay the £21 fee. It is important to note that applications are not checked by the system on submission as it is an electronic delivery and payment method only. The restrictions detailed in the information sheet above still apply.
Tacit authorisation applies after two working days unless you hear otherwise from us or the Police. We aim to send an acknowledgement for TENs received within two working days.
The council, residents and local business people are unable to object to the TEN. Only the Police may object within two working days of receiving their copy of the notice. If an objection is received from the Police then a Licensing Sub Committee hearing will be arranged to consider the Notice and the Police representation.
Other sources of help and advice
Public registers of TENs can be viewed by appointment by contacting the Licensing Officer.
Tel: 01737 276672
Tel: 01737 276423
The Police Licensing Officer
Reigate Police Station
79 Reigate Road
Tel: 01483 638940
Last updated : 30/04/2012