Temporary event notice

You will need to make an application for a Temporary Event Notice if you wish to hold an ad-hoc event that includes any of the following in Gwynedd:

  • Supplying or selling alcohol
  • Holding regulated entertainment i.e live music or playing recorded music
  • Providing hot food between 23:00 and 05:00 in Gwynedd

There is a £21 fee for submitting a Temporary Event Notice.

 

Making an application

Please read the guidance notes at the end of the application form in detail before making your application as a refund won't be available.

Submit your application in good time - at least 10 working days before the event.
If a notice is received 5 to 10 working days prior to the event, it will be considered a late application.
Applications received with less than 5 working days before the event will be invalid. 

Making an application and on-line payment

There are 2 steps in order to submit a Temporary Event Notice application 

You will need the latest version of Adobe Reader (version 11 or above).

After you’ve completed the form, save it on your computer and complete it. When you’ve completed the form you can proceed to the second step.

You will receive an automatic e-mail acknowledging your application has been sent , as well as a receipt for your payment.
You will receive an email by the Licensing Officer on the next full working day acknowledging your application has been received
We will forward a copy of this form to the Police and the Environmental Health Services at Cyngor Gwynedd.

Submit an application through the post

You can download and complete an application form and send it to any of the following addresses:

  • Licensing Unit, Public Protection Service, Council Offices, Shirehall Street, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1SH
  • Licensing Unit, Public Protection Service, Dwyfor Area Office, Ffordd y Cob, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 5AA
  • Licensing Unit, Public Protection Service, Meirionnydd Area Office, Cae Penarlâg, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2YB

Completed forms can also be handed in at Siop Gwynedd:

You will also need to send a copy to the Police and the Environmental Health Services at Cyngor Gwynedd.
We will acknowledge receiving the application before the end of the first day we receive it, or at the end of the next working day if we don’t receive it on a working day. 

 

Further Information

Objection Notice - what to do when an application is denied

If an objection is given in relation to an objection notice the applicant can appeal the decision. Appeals take place in the local Magistrates Court within 21 days. It is not possible to appeal later than five working days before the event.

The chief police officer or the Council's Environmental Health officer who receives a notice and believes that the event would undermine the licensing objectives can serve an objection notice on the licensing authority and the premises user. This notice must be served within 48 hours 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 licensing objective. A decision must be made at least 24 hours before the beginning of the event.

A police chief or the Council's Environmental Health officer 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.

Counter notices may be provided by the licensing authority if the number of permitted TENs has been exceeded.

Consumer Complaints

Consumer Complaints
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Citizens Advice will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other Complaints

If a licensing authority decides not to issue a counter notice in relation to an objection notice the chief police officer can appeal the decision. Appeals must be made to the local Magistrates Court within 21 days. An appeal may not be brought later than five working days from the day of the planned event.

 

Public Register 

The events that have received Temporary Event Notice in Gywnedd are to be seen on the online registration:

Gwynedd Temporary Event Notice Public Register

 

Contact Details

Phone: 01766 771 000
E-mail: trwyddedu@gwynedd.llyw.cymru