Temporary event notice

A temporary event notice (TEN) allows you to hold a public event in which licensable activities are carried out on unlicensed premises or outside of what is permitted under an existing premises licence or club premises certificate.

Licensable activities include:

  • the sale by retail of alcohol
  • the supply of alcohol by or on behalf of a club
  • the provision of regulated entertainment
  • the provision of late night refreshment

A full list of upcoming TENs can be found within the licensing public register. Please note that when searching for 'Temporary Event Notices' ensure that you also search for 'Late Temporary Event Notices'.

Wirral Events Safety Advisory Group can provide support and guidance if you are planning an outdoor event.


  • TEN - £21.00
  • lost or stolen TEN - £10.50


Submit a temporary event notice

As the premises user, it is your responsibility to ensure a copy of the TEN is displayed on the premises.  Failure to do so is an offence and action may be taken.

Attachments required

No attachments are required. If the event is on a public street with no known address you are recommended to provide a map showing the location of the event.

Processing and timescales

TENs must be submitted at least 10 working days prior to the start of the event. In exceptional circumstances a ‘late’ TEN can be submitted which must provide at least 5 working days notice. The working days notice does not include the day the Licensing Authority receives the notice or the day of the event.

The police and environmental health can object to a TEN if they consider that one or more of the licensing objectives would be undermined. Objections must be received within three working days from when the TEN is submitted.

If an objection notice is submitted the TEN will go to a hearing which will take place within 7 working days from the end of the period in which objections can be made.

If an objection notice is submitted in relation to a ‘late’ TEN, there is no provision to hold a hearing and therefore the TEN will be refused.

Legislation and guidance

Licensing Act 2003

The Licensing Act 2003 (Permitted Temporary Activities) (Notices) Regulations 2005

Revised guidance issued under section 182 of Licensing Act 2003


If a TEN is refused following a hearing, appeals can be made to a Magistrates' Court within 21 days of the decision to refuse. Appeals cannot be made later than five working days before the day of the event.

There are no grounds to appeal the refusal of a ‘late’ TEN.