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Temporary Event Notices for the Festive Period

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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 want to extend your hours beyond those within your Licence remember that you will have to apply for a temporary event notice. Remember you can apply for a late TEN on five clear working days notice but if the Police or Environmental Health object the late TEN will automatically be refused.

If you think your application is going to be controversial then you should apply for a standard TEN giving ten clear working days notice.

The rules regarding the duration of a temporary event notice have changed and they can now last for up to 168 hours and the premises can now benefit from a TEN for up to 21 days per year.
Below is a guide to the last dates for applications 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 9 December 16 December
Christmas Day 10 December 17 December
Boxing Day 10 December 17 December
New Year’s Eve 12 December 19 December
New Year’s Day 15 December 22 December

If you have any questions about TENs or any other licensing issues, contact Andrew Cochrane, Partner & Head of Licensing, on 01332 226 142 or email andrew.cochrane@flintbishop.co.uk.

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