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Temporary Event Notice Notes

Note 1 to Note 3
  1. Note 1
  1. A temporary event notice may only be given by an individual and not, for example, by an organisation or club or business. The individual giving the notice is the proposed premises user. Within businesses, clubs or organisations, one individual will therefore need to be identified as the proposed premises user.
  2. If you include an e-mail address in section 1(7) or 1(9), the licensing authority may send to this the acknowledgement of receipt of your notice or any notice or counter notice it is required to give under sections 104A, 106A or 107 of the Licensing Act 2003.
  1. Note 2
  1. For the purposes of the Licensing Act 2003, premises means any place. Premises will therefore not always be a building with a formal address and postcode. Premises can include, for example, public parks, recreation grounds and private land.
  2. If a premises licence or club premises certificate has effect in relation to the premises (or any part of the premises) which you want to use to carry on licensable activities, it is possible that any conditions which apply to the licence or certificate may be imposed on the temporary event notice if certain pre-conditions are met. These pre-conditions are that the police or the local authority exercising environmental health functions object to the notice and the licensing authority decides:
  3. -- not to give a counter notice under section 105 of the Licensing Act 2003;
  4. -- the conditions apply to the licence or certificate; and
  5. -- the imposition of the conditions on the notice would not be inconsistent with the carrying on of the licensable activities under the notice.
  1. Note 3
  1. A temporary event notice can be given for part of a building, such as a single room or a plot within a larger area of land. You should provide a clear description of the area in which you propose to carry on licensable activities. This is important as any licensable activities conducted outside the area of the premises protected by the authority of this temporary event notice would be unlawful and could lead to prosecution.
  1. In addition, when holding the proposed event, the premises user would need to be able to restrict the number of people on the premises at any one time when licensable activities are taking place to less than 500. If more than 499 are on the premises when licensable activities are being carried on, the licensable activities would be unlawful and the premises user would be liable to prosecution. The maximum figure of 499 includes, for example, staff, organisers, stewards and performers.
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