Temporary Event Notice
When does an event require a temporary event notice?
You must submit a temporary event notice (TEN) to authorise one or more licensable activities. Examples of which include:
- The sale of alcohol – this could be by way of a pay bar, a glass of wine included within the ticket price, or by asking for a donation
- Extension of hours or specifying a licensed activity which is not currently included on an existing premises licence
- The provision of hot food and hot drinks between 23:00 and 05:00.
- The provision of regulated entertainment, which includes: plays, films, indoor sporting events, boxing/wrestling, live music, recorded music, or performance of dance between 23:00 and 08:00.
Please note - for a TEN to be granted for New Years Eve 2019, we must receive the form and fee by 18 December 2019. We CANNOT process or grant a TEN after this date for New Years Eve.
Applying for a temporary event notice
You will need to send two copies of the completed form to our licensing team. This will cost £21.00. The fee can be paid using the following methods:
- A cheque made payable to Ashford Borough Council
- You can pay by cash or card using the self service machines in reception at The Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford
- You can pay by card over the phone by calling 01233 331111 and speaking with a Customer Service representative
Your application will not be completed until we receive payment. The applicant is responsible for making sure that payment is made.
One copy will be given to our environmental protection team, whilst the other will be used by our Licensing team. A further copy must be sent to Kent Police via e-mail to email@example.com or via post to:
Ashford Police Station
Download the temporary event notice form [pdf] 728KB, complete it and email it to Licensing. If you prefer you can send your copies in the post to us.
Left it too late?
You can still submit a late TEN up to five (5) clear working days before the event, not including the day of submission or the day of the event. Please ensure you read the information on making late notices before submitting your late TEN.
Late temporary event notices can be submitted and they must give 5 clear working days before the event date.
There is a limit of 10 late notices for personal licence holders and two late notices for non-personal licence holders per calendar year. These count towards the total number of temporary event notices.
If either the police or environmental protection object to an event then it will not go ahead and a counter notice will be issued.
Two copies of the completed form need to be sent to our licensing team, together with the fee. One copy will be given to our environmental protection team, the other used by our licensing team. A further copy must be sent to the police.
For further information please email the Licensing team.
Or send your paperwork to our postal address:
Ashford Borough Council
Kent TN23 1PL