Events covered by TEN will not need permission from the police or the licensing authority.
However, the police can object on the grounds of preventing crime and disorder. Only the police and environmental health may issue an objection notice on grounds of any of the four licensing objectives:
- Prevention of crime and disorder
- Prevention of public nuisance
- Public safety
- Protection of children from harm
Where an objection is raised, there would be a hearing by the licensing committee. Otherwise, we would acknowledge the notice an the event will be able to proceed.
The chief police officer or environmental health officer who receives a notice can serve an objection notice on the licensing authority and the premises user. This is if they believe that the event would undermine at least one of the four licensing objectives. This notice must be served within 3 working days of receipt of the temporary event notice.
The local licensing authority must hold a hearing if an objection notice is served. They may issue a counter notice if it considers it necessary for the promotion of the four licensing objectives. A decision must be made at least 24 hours before the event starts.
The police chief or environmental health team may modify the TEN with the consent of the premises user. In such a case an objection notice will be deemed to have been withdrawn.