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Don’t miss lodging TENs for Christmas events

Christmas is fast approaching and venues seem to be offering more outdoor Christmas events.

With this in mind, it is important to ensure you have the correct permissions in place.

If you do have any events lined up for outside a few things to check are:

  • If customers are consuming alcohol outside, make sure the outside area is included on the licensing plan or the premises licence allows for off sales.
  • If customers can purchase alcohol from an outside bar (temporary or fixed) make sure you are able to sell alcohol from the outside area.
  • If live music is being offered outside, make sure you have the permissions for it or If you are using the Live Music Act make sure the music is offered between the hours of 08.00 and 23.00 and for 500 people or less.
  • If recorded music is being offered outside, make sure you have the permissions for it or If you are using the Live Music Act make sure the outside area is on the licensing plan and the music is being offered  between the hours of 08.00 and 23.00 and for 500 people or less.

If you want to offer music or sales of alcohol outside for Christmas events and you do not have these permissions on your premises licence, then get your Temporary Events Notices (TENs) lodged ASAP so as not to miss the deadlines.

A normal TEN requires 10 working days notice prior to the event. If you miss these deadlines, you can lodge late notice TENs which require 5 working days notice before the event although I would advise avoiding late TENs if possible as there is no appeal route.

If you need help with a temporary event notice, contact me on the details below and I’ll be happy to help.

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