What happens next
The Police and the council's noise/pollution team are the only bodies who may object to a TEN, and they may only do so if there is reason to believe that the event will adversely affect a licensing objective. To object, they must give the premises user and the licensing authority an objection notice within three working days of receiving their copy of the TEN.
If the objection relates to a late TEN a counter-notice will be issued and the event may not go ahead.
For standard TENs, if the applicant can agree a mutually acceptable modification to the TEN with the party who objected, the event may proceed.
Otherwise, the licensing authority must hold a hearing to consider the objection notice at least 24 hours prior to the event, following which a decision may be made to issue a counter notice, which prevents the event from taking place. To allow time for this hearing (and the possibility of appeal), we advise that TENs are submitted as far in advance of the proposed event as possible.
There is a standard condition applying to all TENs which include alcohol sales, requiring the applicant to take responsibility for all supplies of alcohol made under the TEN. This will include checking the ages of those purchasing alcohol, and other matters required by the alcohol legislation.
Generally, TENs will not be subject to any other special conditions and the licensing authority cannot impose further conditions.
The sole exception to this rule is for TENs at premises which are also covered by a premises licence or a club premises certificate. If an objection is made, but the hearing allows the TEN to go ahead, conditions from the licence or certificate may be applied to the TEN.
Please contact Cheltenham Borough Council in the first instance.
If a counter notice is given in relation to an objection notice, the applicant may appeal against 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.
If we decide 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.