If you’re organising a temporary event and want to serve or sell alcohol, provide late night refreshment, or put on regulated entertainment, you’ll need to complete a temporary event notice (TEN).


Notification must be made at least ten working days before the event and is subject to the following restrictions:

 

  • the maximum permitted period for any one event is 168 hours (7 days)
  • there may be no more than 12 events at any one premises per calendar year
  • there should be no more than 21 event days in total in any one premises per calendar year
  • there must be at least 24 hours between TENs at any one premises
  • there shall be no more than 499 persons present at any one time
  • a personal licence holder may apply for up to 50 TENs in any calendar year (including 10 Late TENs)
  • a non personal licence holder may apply for no more than 5 TENs per year (including 2 Late TENs)

 

Please note that a copy of the TEN must be sent to the council's pollution control section and to the Police on the same day that you send the notice to the licensing section.


It should be noted that giving a temporary event notice does not relieve the premises user from any requirements under planning law​.

 


Late Temporary Event Notices 


Late TENs are intended to be used by premises users who are required for reasons outside their control to, for example, change the venue at short notice. They should only be used in exceptional circumstances.

 

Late TENs can be given up to five working days (but no earlier than nine working days) before the event is scheduled.

 


How to apply 


Apply online:

 


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Apply by post:

 

Please complete the application form and send a copy to each of the following (form only, any payments go just to Cardiff Council):

 

Licensing
Cardiff Council
City Hall
Cardiff
CF10 3ND

 

Chief Officer of Police at Eastern BCU
Cardiff Bay Police Station (Licensing Section)
James Street
Cardiff
CF10 5EW

 

Operation Manager
Pollution Control
Cardiff Council
City Hall
Cardiff
CF10 3ND



The fee for a temporary event notice is £21.


Alcohol and entertainment licence fees and charges (49kb PDF)​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window ​.


We accept the following methods of payment:


  • Debit card (by phone only - 029 20871651)
  • Cheque (made payable to ‘Cardiff Council’)
  • BACS:
    Sort Code 30-91-63
    Acc No. 01467509
    Address: Lloyds Bank Plc, 1 Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2AF.

    Please inform us of the reference number and date of payment if you are paying by BACS so that we can locate the payment.

Once your TEN application is received, each of the recipients has 3 working days to make any objections to it on the grounds of any of the four licensing objectives:


  • prevention of crime and disorder
  • prevention of public nuisance
  • public safety
  • protection of children from harm


    If there are no objections the event can go ahead as planned.


    If there are objections, we will organise a hearing to consider the evidence and may decide that your event cannot go ahead. If there is an objection to a late TEN the event will not be allowed to proceed.



    If you would like any help or advice please contact us

                     


    029 2087 1651

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