Temporary Event Notices

Temporary Event Notices (known as TENS) - allow applicants to either extend the times licensed activities can be undertaken on a site or allow new licensed activities to be undertaken on a site on a temporary basis.

If you are looking at applying for a TEN, below are some ideas that you may wish to consider to properly manage the event and so ensure that a nuisance is not caused.

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  • It is advisable that frequent noise monitoring is undertaken at least hourly throughout the duration of the event and if the noise is clearly audible at the perimeter of the premises or near to local residents then measures should be taken to reduce the level of noise.
  • It is advisable to inform any local residents that this event will be occurring at an early stage in order to try and mutually resolve any issues before the event occurs.
  • You may wish to give any local residents a contact number so that they may contact you if they are experiencing any problems.
  • If you are using a PA or sound system please think about the location of any speakers and where possible try to face them away from any noise sensitive premises.
  • If your event is to be held indoors please ensure that doors and windows are shut to help contain the level of noise that escapes the premises (please remember there are very few types of premises that can be considered completely ‘sound proof’).
  • Please avoid the temptation to increase the level of noise as the event progresses. It is good practise to reduce noise levels towards the end of the event and to cease amplified music approximately half an hour before the event ends. Attendees will naturally raise their voices during a music event and this allows voice levels to return to normal prior to them leaving and so avoid disturbance.
  • Be aware that late in the evening/early morning, the natural background noise level will drop and the noise from your event may become more audible at further distances. It is therefore essential that you are able to reduce noise levels should problems arise. (This is especially relevant for events that progress beyond 23:00).

The above is not exhaustive; if you wish to discuss any of these ideas or if you have any others of your own, please contact Community Protection using the details on this page.