Temporary event notice

A Temporary Event Notice (TEN) is needed to authorise small 'one off' events which involve licensable activities such as: 

  • selling alcohol
  • serving alcohol to members of a private club
  • providing entertainment 
  • serving hot food or drink between 11pm and 5am

There must be no more than 499 people involved in the event at any one time.

An application for a TEN must be made at least 10 working days before the event.

Applications received between 9 and 5 working days before the event are classed as late applications, this does not include the date of submission nor the day of the event.

If the event takes place in an area governed by two or more local authorities, applications must be made to each authority.

An application fee is payable, check our current fees.

Application fees are non-refundable in the event of refusal, cancellation or submission error.

Apply for a Temporary Event Notice

Newport City Council will acknowledge receipt of the notice by giving an endorsed copy of the notice to the premises user.

If objections are made on the basis that event would affect the four licensing objectives, an objection notice must be served within 60 hours of receipt of the temporary event notice.

If an objection notice is received Newport City Council will hold a hearing unless all parties agree that it is unnecessary.

A decision will be made at least 24 hours before the beginning of the event.


Email environment.licensing@newport.gov.uk or contact Newport City Council and ask for the licensing team.