Temporary event notification
You will need to apply for a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) if you want to carry out a one-off licensable activity in unlicensed premises, this includes:
- Selling alcohol
- Serving alcohol to members of a private club
- Providing entertainment (eg music, dancing or indoor sporting events)
- Serving hot food or drink between 11pm and 5am
The fee for a Temporary Event Licence is £21.
To be deemed valid your application must be received by all organisations at least 10 working days before the event or 5 working days before if it is a late application.
The day of submitting the completed TEN application and the day of the event are not included in the total number of working days before the event. If payment is made later than the day we receive the TEN application then the timing starts from the payment date.
Your application will be dealt with within 2 working days. You will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority within 7 days of receipt of the application.
You can now apply and pay online for a Temporary Event Notification (TEN). This is much quicker, easier and will be distributed by HDC to the relevant authoirites (Leicestershire Police and Environmental Health).
If you have a problem downloading the application form, right click the download link and choose “Save link as” and save to your computer. Then go to the file, right click and choose “Open with Adobe”.
Apply by Post
To make your application you must do the following:
- Complete the Temporary Event Notice application form
- Submit a copy of the application form to our Licensing team (email email@example.com or post to us at The Symington Building) with the fee of £21.
You can make payment over the phone by calling our Customer Service Team on 01858 82 82 82
If paying by cheque, please write your cheque clearly in capital letters, using a black ball-point pen. Cheques should be made payable to Harborough District Council.
- Send a copy of the application to Leicestershire Police: Chief Officer of Police, Licensing Section, Mansfield House, 74 Belgrave Gate, Leicester, LE1 3GG or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Send a copy of the application to the Environment team at Harborough District Council email email@example.com or post to them at The Symington Building
If the premises where the event is to be held is in an area governed by two or more local authorities then applications must be made to each.
Withdrawal of TEN
If you wish to cancel a TEN you must send the TEN withdrawal form (docx 62 KB) to us by email or post no later than 24 hours before the start time given on the TEN. There is no refund for cancelled TENs.