Temporary event notices (TENs)

Objections, refusals and appeals

We can refuse a TEN application if the police or environmental health object to it on the basis of the view that it could:

  • lead to crime and disorder
  • cause a public nuisance
  • be a threat to public safety
  • put children at risk of harm

We will let you know if there is an objection within three working days of receiving an application.

Where an objection is received in relation to a standard TEN, we will hold a hearing to consider the objection, unless all parties agree that a hearing is unnecessary.

If the police, environmental health, or both, give an objection to a late TEN, the notice will not be valid and the event will not go ahead as there is no scope for a hearing or the application of any existing licence conditions.


If you disagree with the outcome of a hearing, you can appeal to your local magistrates’ court. You must do this within 21 days, and at least 5 working days before the date of your event.