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Temporary Event Notices

Please take into account our current Covid situation when considering any events and make sure that your safety and that of the people attending your events is paramount in your planning.  These factors will be considered by the responsible bodies when considering the notice.

Anyone wishing to hold an event where any licensable activity will take place must give notice of the event (a Temporary Event Notice) to the Council at least 10 clear working days (Regular TEN) or five clear working days (Late TEN) before the event takes place. A copy of the notice must also be given to the Police and to the Environmental Health Department.


The 10 or five days does not include:


  • The day the application is accepted by the licensing office
  • The day of the event

A 'working day' is any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or a Bank Holiday.

Please note that there are limitations on the numbers of Temporary Events you can apply for and the timescales allowed.  This information can be found at the end of the pdf application - Temporary Event Notice Application

What you will need to apply:-

You will need a total of three completed application forms for each temporary event. The organiser of the event must submit the following items:

  • A copy of the completed application form to the licensing office
  • The fee, which is £21 per Temporary Event Notice (cheque or card payments only please)
  • One copy of the completed application form to each of the other responsible authorities

The addresses you should forward your applications to are:-

Licensing Office:  Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, Castle House, Barracks Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme,  ST5 1BL.       Telephone: 01782 717717. 

E-mail: licensing@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk (one copy of the application and the fee).

Chief Officer of Police:  Staffordshire Police Licensing, Early Intervention and Prevention Unit, Block 9 Ground Floor, Weston Road, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST18 0YY         

E-mail: licensinghq@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk  (one copy of the application).

Environmental Health Services:  Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, Castle House, Barracks Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 1BL.  Telephone 01782 717717. E-mail: environmental_health@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk (one copy of the application). Please note that this copy should be sent separately from the ones marked for the attention of the Licensing Office.

Applying online:-

You can also apply online here

If you apply online, the Licensing Team will forward copies of the Temporary Event Notice to the other responsible authorities and a card payment will be requested when you submit the application form.

Last updated 22 April 2021

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