Temporary event notices

It is recommended that you apply a minimum of 28 days before your event, irrespective of the minimum statutory notice. Please give as much detail as possible about your event, and include additional documentation/plans if available. If the Police or Environmental Health Office believe that allowing the premises to be used in accordance with the TEN will undermine the licensing objectives, they must give the premises user and the licensing authority an objection notice. Such cases might arise because of concerns about the scale, location, timing of the event or concerns about public nuisance. Objections to standard TENs may go on to a hearing. Objections to late TENs prohibit the licensable activities proposed without any hearing. Local residents or local businesses do not have any direct objection rights in relation to TENs.

Temporary Event Notices (TENs) - by numbers

Objection period (working days

3

Maximum length for TEN (hours/days)

168 (7 days)

Aggregate limit per calendar annum (days)

21

Working days prior service

10 (standard)

9-5 (late)

Personal limits (personal licence holder)

50, of which up to 10 may be 'late' TENS

Personal limits (non-personal licence holder)

5, of which up to 2 may be 'late' TENS

TENS total on one premises per calendar annum (days)

15 (from 1st Jan 2016)

Number of persons on the premises for TEN

499 max

 

To give a standard TENS Notice correctly you must by law give it to the relevant Authorities a minimum of 10 working days before the first day of the event (which does not include the first day of the event or day it is received by us). Please apply in good time otherwise you may jeopardise the licensable elements of your event.

The fee to accompany the Notice remains £21. Without the fee an application is not complete so please pay promptly by cheque payable to either ‘Babergh District Council’ (for premises within the Babergh District) or 'Mid Suffolk District Council' (for premises within the Mid Suffolk District) to pay by debit or credit card please contact the Licensing Team. Please note that cashier services and cash payment facilities at the Council Offices are no longer available. It is the Notice-giver's responsibility to ensure that payment is made promptly, and the Licensing Team can not chase individuals to seek payment. Non-payment will result in TENs not being processed and accordingly licensable events may not be authorised in time. 

Service addresses

Babergh District Council

Licensing Team, Babergh District Council, Corks Lane, Hadleigh, IPSWICH, IP7 6SJ

Suffolk Constabulary, Police Licensing Team, Landmark House, 4 Egerton Road, IPSWICH IP1 5PF

Environmental Protection Team TENS) Babergh District Council, Corks Lane, Hadleigh, IPSWICH, IP7 6SJ

Mid Suffolk District Council

Licensing Team, Mid Suffolk District Council, 131 High Street, Needham Market, IPSWICH IP6 8DL

Suffolk Constabulary, Police Licensing Team, Landmark House, 4 Egerton Road, IPSWICH IP1 5PF

Environmental Protection Team, Mid Suffolk District Council, 131 High Street, Needham Market, IPSWICH IP6 8DL 

Important changes to Temporary Event Notice (TEN) procedures 

 Make sure you comply with the new requirements.  

Temporary Event Notice (TEN) form 

If within 3 (three) working days of your Notice being given the Police and/or Environmental Health have any concerns over your event, relating to any of the four licensing objectives, then they may either object to your Notice or seek to mediate with you and the Notice proposals may be modified. If agreement cannot be reached then a hearing may be necessary and your Notice may be rejected. Members of the public are not able to object to TENS, but any previous complaints may influence whether the Police or Environmental Health object (for example on grounds of noise or disorder).

 

This can be used in limited circumstances, but we strongly recommend that you rely on the standard system. The Police and/or Environmental Protection may object if they have concerns and your event may be jeopardised. As there is no hearing for objections to late TENS you would simply be served a Counter-Notice to prevent the licensable elements of the event from going ahead.

 

In some circumstances. If a premise is already licensed and there is an objection and hearing, a schedule of conditions may be carried forward from the permanent licence on to the Temporary Event Notice. Only conditions relevant to the TEN activity would need to be carried forward. Further, under the Licensing Act 2003 all temporary event notices are given subject to a mandatory condition requiring that where the licensable activities involve the supply of alcohol, all such supplies must be made by or under the authority of the named premises user.  If there is a breach of this condition, the premises user and the individual making the supply in question would be liable to prosecution.

 

See also Licensing large scale temporary events