Milton Keynes Council Temporary Event Notice
Who needs to notify us?
If you wish to hold an ad-hoc event in England, you may need to give a temporary event notice (TEN) to your local licensing authority. If the premises where the event is to be held is in areas governed by two or more local authorities applications must be made to each.
There are 2 types of TEN. A standard TEN must be submitted at least 10 clear working days before the event, or a late TEN less than 9 and more than 5 working days before the event.
You must also give a copy of the notice to the Police and Environmental Health.
You must be 18 years or older to give a TEN and can give a maximum of 5 TENs, or 2 late TENs, per year . If you are a personal licence holder, you can give a maximum of 50 TENs, or 10 late TENs, per year. In respect of any individual premises a TEN may be given 12 times in a calendar year.
Your event must involve no more than 499 people at any one time and last no more than 168 hours with a minimum of 24 hours between events. The maximum aggregate duration of the periods covered by a TEN at any individual premises is 21 days per calendar year.
What information is required?
An activity that can be licensed must be carried out as detailed in a notice that must be given.
The notice must be in a specific format and must be made by someone over 18 years of age.
The notice should contain:
- whether you are serving a standard or a late TEN
- if alcohol is to be supplied, a statement confirming that it is a condition of using the premises that the supplies are made under the premises user's authority
- a statement relating to certain matters
- any other required information
The matters referred to above are:
- details of the licensable activities
- the event period
- the times when during that period the activities will take place
- the maximum number of people proposed to be allowed on the premises
any other required matters
There is a requirement for all TENS applicants to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety ) Order 2005. Please review the links below for advice on how to comply and test your compliance with the Reform Order:
Fire safety and risk assessment
Fire and emergencies
What do the regulations say?
The Licensing Act 2003 (Permitted Temporary Activities) (Notices) Regulations 2005
What is the notification process?
The TEN must be given in writing a fee of £21 is payable with the notice.
The local authority will acknowledge receipt of the notice.
The premises user, at the same time of serving the TEN on the Licensing Authority, must also give notice to the chief officer of the local police department, by sending a copy to; Licensing, TVP Headquarters (South), Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 2NX.
The chief police officer who receives a notice can serve an objection notice on the licensing authority and the premises user.
The local licensing authority must hold a hearing if an objection notice is served. They may issue a counter notice if it considers it necessary. A decision must be made at least 24 hours before the event is due to start.
Conditions can be imposed on a standard TEN at a hearing if considered appropriate.
If this relates to a late TEN, the event cannot go ahead. The objection notice must be served at least 24 hours before the event is due to start.
Counter notices may be provided by the licensing authority if the number of permitted TENs has been exceeded.
Is the notification authorised if you do not hear from the Licensing Authority? - (Tacit Consent)
The licensing authority acknowledges all TENs when they are received and also sends a notification if objections are received or if a counter notice is required if any of the statutory restrictions are exceeded or not met. Your Temporary Event Notice will be acknowledged within 1 working day following submission and we will contact you if an objection is received in any event. This means that you will be able to act as though your notice has been acknowledged if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period.
Tacit consent applies to a Temporary Event Notice if no relevant representations are made during a period of 3 working days after the notice has been given to the Police and Environmental Health. This date is known as the ‘last date for representation’. If relevant representations are made tacit consent does not apply and a hearing must be held to determine your application. The hearing will normally be held within 10 working days of you submitting your TEN.
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What if the notice is objected against?
Please contact Milton Keynes Council
in the first instance.
If a counter notice is given in relation to an objection notice the applicant may appeal against the decision. Appeals, in some cases, must be made to the local Magistrates' court.
Making a complaint
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the premises user by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct
will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre
Other TEN processes
If a licensing authority decides not to issue a counter notice in relation to an objection notice the chief police officer can appeal 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 from the first day of the planned event.
National Outdoor Events Association (NDEA)
Society of Event Organisers (SEO)
Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA)
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