Temporary event notice
Reopening of restaurants and pubs
The government have recently issued guidance for restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaways reopening from 4 July 2020. You can view this guidance on this document.
The government has also issued Guidance for temporary alcohol licensing for the off sales of alcohol.
For more information about how to reopen safely, you can go to our COVID-19 business support webpages.Find out more
A temporary event notice is required if you wish to supply alcohol, have regulated entertainment or late night refreshment at any premises that does not hold a full premises licence. A temporary event notice can also be used to extend an existing licence temporarily. You may also need a temporary event notice if you are planning an activity at a venue that isn't covered in their existing licence such as having a wedding reception at a community centre.
To apply for a temporary event notice you will need to fill out the form below:
Once you have filled out the form above you will need to submit it to us. You can do this by scanning the document and emailing it to us or by posting it to us at:
Hastings Borough Council
Muriel Matters House
You will also need to send a copy our environmental health team using the same address or by emailing them.
Finally you will need to send a copy to the police by email or by post to:
The Chief Officer of Police
Both of the documents below provide guidance about applying for temporary event notices:
If you still have a concern or a query about your application, please contact us using the form on the right hand side of the page.
Your event must:
- have fewer than 500 people at all times – including staff running the event
- last no more than 168 hours (7 days).
You must be 18 or older to apply for a temporary event notice.
If you hold a personal licence you can apply for 50 temporary event notices within a calendar year. If you do not hold a personal licence you can only apply for 5 temporary event notices in a year. The maximum time duration of a temporary event notice is 168 hours.
You must submit two copies to us: an original and a copy. You must also send a copy to environmental health and to the police. We will return a copy to you which you must display at the event and have available for inspection if necessary.
You will need to submit your temporary event notice a minimum of 10 working days before the date of the event. In exceptional circumstances a 'late' notice can be submitted between 5 and 9 days prior to the event but even tighter conditions apply to such applications.
Applications need to be sent to other nominated authorities at the same time as serving it on the council.
The cost of a temporary event notice is £21.
View on our full list of fees.
Temporary event notice