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Temporary Event Notices (TEN)

A Temporary Event Notice (TEN) is required for events that include selling alcohol, providing entertainment and serving hot food or drink.

The guidance notes at the end of the notice provide further information about TENs including the licensable activities, application process and fee, limitations of use and who can object to a TEN. You should consider this guidance before making the application.

Apply for a TEN

If you wish to hold an event you must give a TEN (Temporary Event Notice) to the relevant licensing authority where the address of the event is located as soon as possible and in any case no later than ten working days before the event. Please note, the working days do not include the day of submission of the TEN or the day of the event.  Failure to submit your notice in time will mean the TEN is invalid and your fee will not be refunded.

For example:

10th February = submission date of TEN

24th February = 10 working days later

25th February = Earliest possible date of event 


  • Your event must involve no more than 499 people, including staff, at any one time.
  • You must be 18 years or older to apply for a TEN and can give a maximum of five TENs per year.
  • If you are a Personal Licence holder, you can apply for a maximum of 50 TENs per year.

Each event will require a separate TEN and the fee of £21 is payable for each TEN given.

Apply for a late TEN

In exceptional circumstances, you may submit a limited number of late TEN's which can be submitted up to five working days but no sooner than nine working days before the event.

Contact your local authority to apply as follows:

Wokingham Borough Council - Download an application form from the associated documents below. Completed forms must be submitted with the fee to Wokingham Licensing Team, Wokingham Borough Council, Shute End, Wokingham, RG40 1WW or scanned and emailed to  Licensing@wokingham.gov.uk 

Make a payment for Wokingham Borough Council

West Berkshire Council - Apply and make payment online 

Bracknell Forest Council -  Apply and make payment online 


To make an enquiry please contact the relevant licensing authority:

West Berkshire: Licensing@westberks.gov.uk

Wokingham Borough: Licensing@wokingham.gov.uk

Bracknell Forest: Licensing@bracknell-forest.gov.uk

Associated documents

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