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You will need this Notice if you intend to carry out one of these activities.
You will also need this Notice if you wish to operate outside the terms of your existing premises licence or club premises certificate.
Find out more about TEN legislation.
A Temporary Event Notice will cost £21 (price correct as at January 2018).
If it is a working day when we receive the application, we will let you know by the end of that day. If not, we will let you know by the end of the second working day.
We aim to have a Temporary Event Notices completed within ten working days, with the exception of a late TEN.
As the "premises user" (event organiser), you must also serve a copy of the Notice on the Police and Environmental Protection no later than ten working days before the event.
If the event is taking place within Colchester Borough, this must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com or to the following addresses:
Licensing Department (alcohol), Essex Police, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3DJ
Environmental Control Manager, Colchester Borough Licensing Authority, PO Box 889 Rowan House, 33 Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3WG
If you apply online or have applied online already this will happen automatically.
If the event is taking place at a site or premises which borders other boroughs or districts, you must also serve copies of the Temporary Event Notice to the relevant local Licensing Authorities and Police.
Yes - a Temporary Event Notice does not relieve the premises user from any requirements under planning law for appropriate planning permission where it is required. The Temporary Event Notice must not breach any planning conditions.
If there is an objection to a Temporary Event Notice (TEN), a hearing of the licensing sub-committee will be held no later than 24 hours before the event, unless all parties agree that a formal hearing is unnecessary. The committee can approve the notice, add conditions to the notice or reject the notice.
If the Chief Police Officer or Environmental Protection believe the TEN would undermine any of the four licensing objectives, they can serve an Objection Notice on us and you. This Notice must be served within three working days of the Police and Environmental Protection receiving the TEN.
If an Objection Notice is served, we must hold a meeting to decide whether the TEN should be approved. We will make a decision at least 24 hours before the beginning of the event.
If we decide not to issue a Counter Notice, the Chief Police Officer can appeal our decision. Appeals must be made to the local Magistrates' Court within 21 days. An appeal may not be brought later than five working days before the day of the planned event.
The Police or Environmental Protection may modify the TEN with the consent of the notice giver. In such a case an Objection Notice will be deemed to have been withdrawn. This needs to be checked.
If the Council don’t reply within the completion period of ten days (or an extension to that), then Tacit Consent may apply to your event. This means that you might be able to go ahead with your event whether you have consent from us or not.
If different arrangements are in place that are justified by an Overriding Reason of Public Interest, Tacit Consent may not apply.
Please contact us first by emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01206 282520
If we issue a Counter Notice in relation to an Objection Notice, you can appeal against the decision. Appeals must be made to the local Magistrates' Court within 21 days. An appeal may not be brought later than five working days before the day of the planned event.