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Temporary Event Notices for the Festive Period 2017

The Christmas and New Year break is fast approaching yet again, so it is time to check your Licence to make sure that you are covered to do what you want to do.

Most Licences should contain an extension for all licensable activities on New Year’s Eve so that you can trade right through to the commencement of normal activities on New Year’s Day, however, not all do and it is worth checking. If you have the authority on your Licence, then you should check your Licence conditions to see whether or not there are other conditions you must satisfy in order to trade the extra hours.

If you do not have a special permission on your Licence or if you want to extend your hours beyond those within your Licence, prepare now and remember that you will have to apply for a temporary event notice (TEN). You can apply for a late TEN on five clear working days’ notice, but if the Police or Environmental Health Officers object, the late TEN will automatically be refused.

If you think your TEN is going to be controversial then you should lodge a standard TEN giving ten clear working days’ notice with the Licensing Department, Police and Environmental Health Department.

A TEN can last up to 168 hours and premises can benefit from 15 TENs per year, for up to 21 days per year.

It is crucial that in your calculations, you take into account the holidays and bank holidays over the Christmas period. Below is a guide to the last dates for submitting TENs in respect of the key days over the Christmas period which I hope you will find helpful.

Last date to submit standard TEN Last date to submit late TEN
Christmas Eve 8 December 15 December
Christmas Day 8 December 15 December
Boxing Day 8 December 15 December
New Year’s Eve 13 December 20 December
New Year’s Day 13 December 20 December

If you have any questions about TENs or any other licensing issues, contact Andrew Cochrane.

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