Temporary Events Notice (TEN)

The Licensing Act 2003 allows individuals (over 18 years of age) to carry out licensable activities (e.g. sale or supply of alcohol, regulated entertainment or late night refreshment) on a temporary basis at premises which are not authorised by a premises licence or club premises certificate.

Those premises with the benefit of a premises licence or club premises certificate may also apply for a TEN to cover an extension of licensable activities, hours etc.

The legislation with respect of TENs stipulates that:

  • the maximum length of time a temporary event may last must not exceed 168 hours or 7 days
  • a minimum of 24 hours between event periods in respect of the same premises
  • the maximum number of people attending at any one time must not exceed 499.

In any other circumstances, a premises licence or club premises certificate would be required for the period of the event.

View full guidance notes and conditions

How to apply

You can apply online.

If you wish to apply by post, download an application pack that includes forms and guidance notes.

TENs information leaflet (PDF)

Data Protection statement (PDF)


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Planning an event?

Find out what you will need to do to hold a public event in the Caerphilly county borough by visting our planning an event section for information on a range of support and guidance available from our Event Safety Advisory Group (ESAG).

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