A Temporary Event Notice can be used to authorise licensable activities (regulated entertainment, the sale or supply of alcohol and late night refreshment) on a temporary basis.

Apply online

Temporary Event Notice online form

What information will I need before I apply?

A temporary Event Notice is subject to the following restrictions:

  • The event must be for 499 people or less (including staff and performers)
  • The event must be for no more than 96 consecutive hours
  • There must be at least 24 hours between two Temporary Event Notices given for the same premises by the same person or an associate of that person
  • A Personal Licence holder may give no more than fifty Temporary Event Notices per calendar year
  • An individual who does not hold a personal licence may give no more than five Temporary Event Notices per calendar year
  • No more than twelve Temporary Event Notices may be given for a particular premises in a calendar year
  • Temporary Event Notices may be given for a particular premises for no more than fifteen days in a calendar year (a day includes part of a day, so an event running from 6pm on one day until 6am the next is classed as a two day event)

The original form giving notice of the event, plus one copy of the form, must be submitted to the Licensing Authority at least 10 working days before the day the event starts. On the same day another copy must be received by the police. A fee of £21 is payable to Newcastle City Council for each temporary event notice.
 
The police may object to the giving of a TEN if they consider it necessary for the promotion of prevention of crime and disorder objective.  If the police do make an objection there may have to be a hearing. The police may modify the TEN with the consent of the premises user.
 
Counter notices may be provided by the licensing authority if the number of permitted TENs has been exceeded.

If no objections are received from the police, we will stamp and sign the copy of the application and return it to you as acknowledgment of receipt of the TEN. This should be kept safely and should either be prominently displayed on the premises during the event, or be kept in the custody of the premises user or a nominated person, and a notice displayed at the premises to this effect.

Advice Notes

Temporary Event Notice Flow Chart

Other ways to apply

By post - print off the application form below and return to:

Licensing Authority, Public Safety and Regulation, Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH

Email: licensing@newcastle.gov.uk

Temporary Event Notice (pdf 65kb)

Will Tacit Consent apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard by the end of the target completion period which is 10 days from the date of submission of all correct and relevant information.

Contact Details

For further information or clarification please contact:

Licensing Authority, Public Safety and Regulation, Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH

Phone: 0191 2787878 and ask for Licensing Authority

Email: licensing@newcastle.gov.uk

Page last updated: 
21 April 2015
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