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Apply for a temporary event licence

A Temporary Event Notice must be issued to inform Swindon Borough Council and the Police of proposed licensable activities, where those are not covered by a premises licence. It is not an application for permission, although there are rare circumstances in which they can be blocked.

Each Temporary Event Notice is valid for a maximum of 96 hours and covers any combination of licensable activities. You may sell alcohol, without the need to also have a personal licence.

Requirements and restrictions

  • You must give 10 full working days notice before the start of the event
  • Any one person or committee etc., may only issue five Temporary Event Notices in a calendar year
  • Any location can only be the subject of a Temporary Event Notice a maximum of 15 times in a calendar year
  • A holder of a personal licence may issue up to 50 notices per year, but the limit for the location (i.e. 15 per year) still applies
  • In extreme circumstances, the Police have the power to prevent the event taking place if there is a serious risk of crime

The Government introduced changes to the licensing regime which took effect on 6 April 2017.

The changes are set out in the Licensing Act 2003 (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2017

Changes have been made to the forms which are used to apply for personal licences, designated premises supervisor (DPS) variations, new licences and transfer applications including others below

From 6 April 2017, any applicants applying for a premises licence must submit further documentation to demonstrate entitlement to live and work in the UK

Please use the downloadable form below and send to:

Customer Services
Swindon Borough Council
Civic Offices
Euclid Street

How to pay

The notice fee is £21.

Pay for a Temporary Event Notice online

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