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Temporary Events Notice

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Temporary Events Notice

Coronavirus update

We are not currently accepting postal applications due to the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020.

All applications should be made online, where they will be processed according to the relevant legislation.

Any queries should be directed to the Licensing Team on 020 7974 4444.

Temporary events notices

You will need a temporary event notice (TEN) if you want to:

  • sell or supply alcohol
  • provide entertainment such as live or recorded music, or dancing
  • sell hot food or drink between 11pm and 5am

There are some restrictions. The event cannot:

  • have more than 499 people present at any time including staff
  • last longer than 7 days or 168 hours

Apply for a temporary event notice

Read the terms and conditions before starting your application.

You must apply at least 10 working days before your event or between 5 and 9 working days for a late TEN.

You will have to pay a fee of £21.

Apply as a resident

Apply as a business

For events in a public space, you must also get permission from our events team.

What happens next

Our environmental health team and the police have 3 days to check your application.

If they object to your application, we will refer your application to a licensing panel hearing. If you are applying for a late TEN we will refuse your application.

If we don’t receive any objections within 3 days, we will approve your TEN by email.