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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.

Temporary Event Notices (TENs) increased for 2022 and 2023 and off-sales relaxation to continue until September 2022

The Alcohol Licensing (Coronavirus) (Regulatory Easements) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (The Regulations) have now been approved by Parliament and are in force.

The Regulations have extended the provisions in the Business and Planning Act 2020 to allow sales of alcohol for consumption off the premises to licensed premises that did not have that permission for a further year from today, to 30 September 2022. 

If your premises has previously benefitted from this relaxation over the pandemic, there is nothing new that needs to be done to continue to benefit, beside ensuring the correct notice is still displayed in a prominent position outlining your reliance on this relaxation.

In addition to the above, the Regulations have amended the limits prescribed by the Licensing Act to increase the allowance for temporary event notices from 15 to 20 and increase the maximum number of days on which temporary events may be held from 21 to 26. This increase only applies in the years 2022 and 2023.

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:

Bracknell Forest Council -  Apply and make payment online 

West Berkshire Council - Apply and make payment online 


To make an enquiry please contact the relevant licensing authority:

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

West Berkshire: Licensing@westberks.gov.uk


Associated documents

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