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Part 5 E+WPermitted temporary activities

IntroductoryE+W

98Meaning of “permitted temporary activity”E+W

(1)A licensable activity is a permitted temporary activity by virtue of this Part if—

[F1(a)it is carried out in accordance with—

(i)a notice given in accordance with section 100, and

(ii)any conditions imposed under section 106A, and]

(b)the following conditions are satisfied.

(2)The first condition is that the requirements of [F2section 102 (acknowledgement of notice)] are met in relation to the notice.

(3)The second condition is that the notice has not been withdrawn under this Part.

(4)The third condition is that no counter notice has been given under this Part in respect of the notice.

99The relevant licensing authorityE+W

In this Part references to the “relevant licensing authority”, in relation to any premises, are references to—

(a)the licensing authority in whose area the premises are situated, or

(b)where the premises are situated in the areas of two or more licensing authorities, each of those authorities.

[F399AMeaning of “relevant person”E+W

In this Part references to a “relevant person”, in relation to any premises, are references to the following—

(a)the chief officer of police for any police area in which the premises are situated,

(b)the local authority by which statutory functions are exercisable in any area in which the premises are situated in relation to minimising or preventing the risk of pollution of the environment or of harm to human health.]

Temporary event noticesE+W

100Temporary event noticeE+W

(1)Where it is proposed to use premises for one or more licensable activities during a period not exceeding [F4168 hours], an individual may give to the relevant licensing authority notice of that proposal (a “temporary event notice”).

(2)In this Act, the “premises user”, in relation to a temporary event notice, is the individual who gave the notice.

(3)An individual may not give a temporary event notice unless he is aged 18 or over.

(4)A temporary event notice must be in the prescribed form and contain—

(a)a statement of the matters mentioned in subsection (5),

(b)where subsection (6) applies, a statement of the condition mentioned in that subsection, and

(c)such other information as may be prescribed.

(5)Those matters are—

(a)the licensable activities to which the proposal mentioned in subsection (1) relates (“the relevant licensable activities”),

(b)the period (not exceeding [F5168 hours]) during which it is proposed to use the premises for those activities (“the event period”),

(c)the times during the event period when the premises user proposes that those licensable activities shall take place,

(d)the maximum number of persons (being a number less than 500) which the premises user proposes should, during those times, be allowed on the premises at the same time,

(e)where the relevant licensable activities include the supply of alcohol, whether supplies are proposed to be for consumption on the premises or off the premises, or both, and

(f)such other matters as may be prescribed.

(6)Where the relevant licensable activities include the supply of alcohol, the notice must make it a condition of using the premises for such supplies that all such supplies are made by or under the authority of the premises user.

(7)The temporary event notice—

[F6(a)must be given in accordance with section 100A, and]

(b)must be accompanied by the prescribed fee [F7when it is given by the premises user to the relevant licensing authority.]

(8)The Secretary of State may, by order—

(a)amend subsections (1) and (5)(b) so as to substitute any period for the period for the time being specified there;

(b)amend subsection (5)(d) so as to substitute any number for the number for the time being specified there.

(9)In this section “supply of alcohol” means—

(a)the sale by retail of alcohol, or

(b)the supply of alcohol by or on behalf of a club to, or to the order of, a member of the club.

Textual Amendments

F4Words in s. 100(1) substituted (22.3.2012 for specified purposes, 25.4.2012 in so far as not already in force) by Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (c. 13), ss. 115(2)(a), 157(1) (with s. 115(4)); S.I. 2012/896, art. 2(g); S.I. 2012/1129, art. 2(d)

F5Words in s. 100(5)(b) substituted (22.3.2012 for specified purposes, 25.4.2012 in so far as not already in force) by Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (c. 13), ss. 115(2)(b), 157(1) (with s. 115(4)); S.I. 2012/896, art. 2(g); S.I. 2012/1129, art. 2(d)

Commencement Information

I1S. 100(4)(5)(f)(7)(b)(8) in force at 16.12.2003 by S.I. 2003/3222, art. 2, Sch. and s. 100 in force otherwise at 10.11.2005 by S.I. 2005/3056, art. 2(1)

[F8100AStandard and late temporary event noticesE+W

(1)For the purposes of section 100(7)(a), a temporary event notice must be given in accordance with—

(a)subsection (2), in which case the notice is a “standard temporary event notice”, or

(b)subsection (3), in which case the notice is a “late temporary event notice”.

(2)A temporary event notice is given in accordance with this subsection if, no later than ten working days before the day on which the event period begins,—

(a)it is given to the relevant licensing authority by means of a relevant electronic facility, or

(b)it is given to the relevant licensing authority (otherwise than by means of a relevant electronic facility) and to each relevant person.

(3)A temporary event notice is given in accordance with this subsection if—

(a)it is given to the relevant licensing authority by means of a relevant electronic facility no later than five working days, but no earlier than nine working days, before the day the event period begins, or

(b)both of the following are satisfied—

(i)it is given to the relevant licensing authority (otherwise than by means of a relevant electronic facility) and to each relevant person no later than five working days before the day on which the event period begins;

(ii)it is given to at least one of those persons no earlier than nine working days before the day on which that event period begins.

(4)Where a temporary event notice (the “original notice”) is given by the premises user to the relevant licensing authority by means of a relevant electronic facility as referred to in subsection (2)(a) or (3)(a)—

(a)the licensing authority must give a copy of the original notice to each relevant person no later than the end of the first working day after the day on which the original notice was given to the authority, and

(b)for the purposes of this Act, the copy is to be treated as if it were the original notice.

(5)In this section “event period” in relation to a temporary event notice means the event period specified in the notice.]

101Minimum of 24 hours between event periodsE+W

(1)A temporary event notice (“notice A”) given by an individual (“the relevant premises user”) is void if the event period specified in it does not—

(a)end at least 24 hours before the event period specified in any other temporary event notice given by the relevant premises user in respect of the same premises before or at the same time as notice A, or

(b)begin at least 24 hours after the event period specified in any other such notice.

(2)For the purposes of subsection (1)—

(a)any temporary event notice in respect of which a counter notice has been given under this Part or which has been withdrawn under section 103 is to be disregarded;

(b)a temporary event notice given by an individual who is an associate of the relevant premises user is to be treated as a notice given by the relevant premises user;

(c)a temporary event notice (“notice B”) given by an individual who is in business with the relevant premises user is to be treated as a notice given by the relevant premises user if—

(i)that business relates to one or more licensable activities, and

(ii)notice A and notice B relate to one or more licensable activities to which the business relates (although not necessarily the same activity or activities);

(d)two temporary event notices are in respect of the same premises if the whole or any part of the premises in respect of which one of the notices is given includes or forms part of the premises in respect of which the other notice is given.

(3)For the purposes of this section an individual is an associate of another person if that individual is—

(a)the spouse [F9or civil partner] of that person,

(b)a child, parent, grandchild, grandparent, brother or sister of that person,

(c)an agent or employee of that person, or

(d)the spouse [F9or civil partner] of a person within paragraph (b) or (c).

(4)For the purposes of subsection (3) a person living with another as that person’s husband or wife is to be treated as that person’s spouse.

Textual Amendments

F9Words in s. 101(3)(a)(d) inserted (5.12.2005) by Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c. 33), ss. 261(1), 263, Sch. 27 para. 170, S.I. 2005/3175, {art. 2}

102Acknowledgement of noticeE+W

(1)Where a licensing authority receives a temporary event notice [F10in accordance with this Part, it must give written acknowledgement of the receipt of the notice] to the premises user—

(a)before the end of the first working day following the day on which it was received, or

(b)if the day on which it was received was not a working day, before the end of the second working day following that day.

F11(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F12(3)Subsection (1) does not apply where, before the time by which acknowledgement of the receipt of the notice must be given in accordance with that subsection, a counter notice has been given to the premises user under—

(a)where the counter notice is in respect of a late temporary event notice, section 104A, or

(b)where the counter notice is in respect of a standard temporary event notice or a late temporary event notice, section 107.]

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I2S. 102(2) in force at 16.12.2003 by S.I. 2003/3222, art. 2, Sch.; s. 102(1)(3) in force at 10.11.2005 by S.I. 2005/3056, art. 2(1)

103Withdrawal of noticeE+W

(1)A temporary event notice may be withdrawn by the premises user giving the relevant licensing authority a notice to that effect no later than 24 hours before the beginning of the event period specified in the temporary event notice.

(2)Nothing in section 102 or sections 104 to 107 applies in relation to a notice withdrawn in accordance with this section.

[F13Objections] E+W

104Objection to notice by [F14a relevant person] E+W

F15(1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F16(1A). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F17(2)Where a relevant person who is given a temporary event notice is satisfied that allowing the premises to be used in accordance with the notice would undermine a licensing objective, the relevant person must give a notice stating the reasons for being so satisfied (an “objection notice”)—

(a)to the relevant licensing authority,

(b)to the premises user, and

(c)to every other relevant person.]

(3)The objection notice must be given [F18before the end of the [F19third] working day following the day on which] the [F20relevant person] is given [F21the temporary event notice].

(4)Subsection (2) does not apply at any time after the [F22relevant person] has received a copy of a counter notice under section 107 in respect of the temporary event notice.

F23(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

[F24104ACounter notice following objection to late noticeE+W

(1)Where an objection notice is given under section 104(2) in respect of a late temporary event notice, the relevant licensing authority must give the premises user a counter notice under this section.

(2)The counter notice must—

(a)be in the prescribed form, and

(b)be given to the premises user in the prescribed manner.

(3)The relevant licensing authority must, no later than 24 hours before the beginning of the event period specified in the temporary event notice—

(a)give the counter notice to the premises user, and

(b)give a copy of the counter notice to each relevant person.]

Textual Amendments

F24S. 104A inserted (22.3.2012 for specified purposes, 25.4.2012 in so far as not already in force) by Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (c. 13), ss. 114(7), 157(1) (with s. 114(13)); S.I. 2012/896, art. 2(f); S.I. 2012/1129, art. 2(d)

105Counter notice following F25... objection [F26to standard temporary event notice] E+W

(1)This section applies where an objection notice is given [F27under section 104(2) in respect of a standard] temporary event notice.

(2)The relevant licensing authority must—

(a)hold a hearing to consider the objection notice, unless the premises user, the [F28relevant person] who gave the objection notice and the authority agree that a hearing is unnecessary, and

(b)having regard to the objection notice, give the premises user a counter notice under this section if it considers it [F29appropriate] for the promotion of [F30a licensing objective] to do so.

(3)The relevant licensing authority must—

(a)in a case where it decides not to give a counter notice under this section, give the premises user and [F31each relevant person] notice of the decision, and

(b)in any other case—

(i)give the premises user the counter notice and a notice stating the reasons for its decision, and

(ii)give [F32each relevant person] a copy of both of those notices.

(4)A decision must be made under subsection (2)(b), and the requirements of subsection (3) must be met, at least 24 hours before the beginning of the event period specified in the temporary event notice.

(5)Where the premises are situated in the area of more than one licensing authority, the functions conferred on the relevant licensing authority by this section must be exercised by those authorities jointly.

(6)This section does not apply—

(a)if the objection notice has been withdrawn (whether by virtue of section 106 or otherwise), or

(b)if the premises user has been given a counter notice under section 107.

F33(7). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

106Modification of [F34standard temporary event notice] following F35... objectionE+W

(1)This section applies where a [F36relevant person] has given an objection notice [F37under section 104(2) in respect of a standard] temporary event notice (and the objection notice has not been withdrawn).

(2)At any time before a hearing is held or dispensed with under section 105(2), the [F38relevant person] may, with the agreement of the premises user [F39and each other relevant person], modify the temporary event notice by making changes to [F40it].

(3)Where a temporary event notice is modified under subsection (2)—

(a)the objection notice is to be treated for the purposes of this Act as having been withdrawn from the time the temporary event notice is modified, and

(b)from that time—

(i)this Act has effect as if the temporary event notice given under section 100 had been the notice as modified under that subsection, and

(ii)to the extent that the conditions of section 98 are satisfied in relation to the unmodified notice they are to be treated as satisfied in relation to the notice as modified under that subsection.

(4)A copy of the temporary event notice as modified under subsection (2) must be sent or delivered by the [F41relevant person] to the relevant licensing authority before a hearing is held or dispensed with under section 105(2).

F42(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(6)This section does not apply if a counter notice has been given under section 107.

(7)In this section “objection notice” has the same meaning as in section 104(2).

Textual Amendments

[F43106AConditions on standard temporary event notice following objectionE+W

(1)This section applies where—

(a)a relevant person has given an objection notice under section 104(2) in respect of a standard temporary event notice,

(b)the objection notice has not been withdrawn, and

(c)the relevant licensing authority has decided under section 105 not to give a counter notice under that section.

(2)The relevant licensing authority may impose one or more conditions on the standard temporary event notice if—

(a)the authority considers it appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives to do so,

(b)the conditions are also imposed on a premises licence or club premises certificate that has effect in respect of the same premises, or any part of the same premises, as the temporary event notice, and

(c)the conditions would not be inconsistent with the carrying out of the licensable activities under the temporary event notice.

(3)Where the authority decides to impose one or more conditions under subsection (2)—

(a)the authority must give the premises user notice of the decision,

(b)the notice must be accompanied by a separate statement (the “statement of conditions”) which sets out the conditions that have been imposed on the temporary event notice, and

(c)a copy of the notice and statement of conditions must be given to each relevant party.

(4)The notice and statement of conditions under subsection (3) must—

(a)be in the prescribed form,

(b)be given to the premises user in the prescribed manner, and

(c)be given no later than 24 hours before the beginning of the event period specified in the temporary event notice.

(5)Where the premises are situated in the area of more than one licensing authority, the functions conferred on the relevant licensing authority by subsection (2) must be exercised by those authorities jointly.]

Textual Amendments

F43S. 106A inserted (22.3.2012 for specified purposes, 25.4.2012 in so far as not already in force) by Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (c. 13), ss. 113(3), 157(1) (with s. 113(6)); S.I. 2012/896, art. 2(e); S.I. 2012/1129, art. 2(d)

Limits on temporary event noticesE+W

107Counter notice where permitted limits exceededE+W

(1)Where a licensing authority—

(a)receives a temporary event notice (“notice A”) in respect of any premises (“the relevant premises”), and

(b)is satisfied that subsection (2), (3), (4) or (5) applies,

the authority must give the premises user (“the relevant premises user”) a counter notice under this section.

(2)This subsection applies if the relevant premises user—

(a)holds a personal licence, and

[F44(b)has already given at least—

(i)50 temporary event notices, or

(ii)ten late temporary event notices,

in respect of event periods wholly or partly within the same year as the event period specified in notice A.]

(3)This subsection applies if the relevant premises user—

(a)does not hold a personal licence, and

[F45(b)has already given at least—

(i)five temporary event notices, or

(ii)two late temporary event notices,

in respect of event periods wholly or partly within the same year as the event period specified in notice A.]

(4)This subsection applies if at least [F4615] temporary event notices have already been given which—

(a)are in respect of the same premises as notice A, and

(b)specify as the event period a period wholly or partly within the same year as the event period specified in notice A.

(5)This subsection applies if, in any year in which the event period specified in notice A (or any part of it) falls, more than [F4721 days] are days on which one or more of the following fall—

(a)that event period or any part of it,

(b)an event period specified in a temporary event notice already given in respect of the same premises as notice A or any part of such a period.

(6)If the event period in notice A straddles two years, subsections (2), (3) and (4) apply separately in relation to each of those years.

(7)A counter notice under this section must be in the prescribed form and given to the premises user in the prescribed manner.

(8)No such counter notice may be given later than 24 hours before the beginning of the event period specified in notice A.

(9)In determining whether subsection (2), (3), (4) or (5) applies, any temporary event notice in respect of which a counter notice has been given under this section or section 105 is to be disregarded.

(10)In determining for the purposes of subsection (2) or (3) the number of temporary event notices given by the relevant premises user—

(a)a temporary event notice given by an individual who is an associate of the relevant premises user is to be treated as a notice given by the relevant premises user;

(b)a temporary event notice (“notice B”) given by an individual who is in business with the relevant premises user is to be treated as a notice given by the relevant premises user if—

(i)that business relates to one or more licensable activities, and

(ii)notice A and notice B relate to one or more licensable activities to which the business relates (but not necessarily the same activity or activities).

(11)Where a licensing authority gives a counter notice under this section it must, forthwith, send a copy of that notice [F48to each relevant person].

(12)The Secretary of State may, by order, amend subsection (2)(b), (3)(b), (4) or (5) so as to substitute any number for the number for the time being specified there.

(13)For the purposes of this section—

(a)a temporary event notice is in respect of the same premises as notice A if it is in respect of the whole or any part of the relevant premises or premises which include the whole or any part of those premises,

(b)year” means calendar year,

(c)day” means a period of 24 hours beginning at midnight, and

(d)subsections (3) and (4) of section 101 (meaning of “associate”) apply as they apply for the purposes of that section.

Textual Amendments

F46Word in s. 107(4) substituted (with effect in accordance with s. 68(2) of the amending Act) by Deregulation Act 2015 (c. 20), ss. 68(1), 115(7); S.I. 2015/994, art. 6(h)

Commencement Information

I3S. 107(7)(12) in force at 16.12.2003 by S.I. 2003/3222, art. 2, Sch.; s. 107(1)-(6)(8)-(11)(13) in force at 10.11.2005 by S.I. 2005/3056, art. 2(1)

Rights of entry, production of notice, etc.E+W

108Right of entry where temporary event notice givenE+W

(1)A constable or an authorised officer may, at any reasonable time, enter the premises to which a temporary event notice relates to assess the likely effect of the notice on the promotion of the crime prevention objective.

(2)An authorised officer exercising the power conferred by this section must, if so requested, produce evidence of his authority to exercise the power.

(3)A person commits an offence if he intentionally obstructs an authorised officer exercising a power conferred by this section.

(4)A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale.

(5)In this section “authorised officer” means—

(a)an officer of the licensing authority in whose area the premises are situated, or

(b)if the premises are situated in the area of more than one licensing authority, an officer of any of those authorities,

authorised for the purposes of this Act.

109Duty to keep and produce temporary event notice [F49and statement of conditions] E+W

(1)This section applies whenever premises are being used for one or more licensable activities which are or are purported to be permitted temporary activities by virtue of this Part.

(2)The premises user must either—

(a)secure that a copy of the temporary event notice [F50, together with a copy of any statement of conditions given under section 106A(3) in respect of the notice] is prominently displayed at the premises, or

(b)meet the requirements of subsection (3).

(3)The requirements of this subsection are that the premises user must—

(a)secure that the temporary event notice [F51, together with a copy of any statement of conditions given under section 106A(3) in respect of the notice] is kept at the premises in—

(i)his custody, or

(ii)in the custody of a person who is present and working at the premises and whom he has nominated for the purposes of this section, and

(b)where the temporary event [F52notice and any statement of conditions are] in the custody of a person so nominated, secure that a notice specifying that fact and the position held at the premises by that person is prominently displayed at the premises.

(4)The premises user commits an offence if he fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with subsection (2).

(5)Where—

(a)the temporary event notice [F53or any statement of conditions] is not displayed as mentioned in subsection (2)(a), and

(b)no notice is displayed as mentioned in subsection (3)(b),

a constable or authorised officer may require the premises user to produce the temporary event notice [F54or statement of conditions] for examination.

(6)Where a notice is displayed as mentioned in subsection (3)(b), a constable or authorised officer may require the person specified in that notice to produce the temporary event notice [F55or statement of conditions] for examination.

(7)An authorised officer exercising the power conferred by subsection (5) or (6) must, if so requested, produce evidence of his authority to exercise the power.

(8)A person commits an offence if he fails, without reasonable excuse, to produce a temporary event notice [F56or statement of conditions] in accordance with a requirement under subsection (5) or (6).

(9)A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale.

(10)In this section “authorised officer” has the meaning given in section 108(5).

MiscellaneousE+W

110Theft, loss, etc. of temporary event notice [F57or statement of conditions] E+W

(1)Where a temporary event notice acknowledged under section 102 is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed, the premises user may apply to the licensing authority which acknowledged the notice (or, if there is more than one such authority, any of them) for a copy of the notice.

[F58(1A)Where a statement of conditions that is given under section 106A(3) is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed, the premises user may apply to the licensing authority which gave the statement for a copy of the statement.]

(2)No application may be made under this section more than one month after the end of the event period specified in the notice.

(3)The application must be accompanied by the prescribed fee.

(4)Where a licensing authority receives an application under this section, it must issue the premises user with a copy of the notice [F59or statement] (certified by the authority to be a true copy) if it is satisfied that—

(a)the notice [F60or statement] has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed, F61...

F61(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(5)The copy issued under this section must be a copy of the notice [F62or statement] in the form it existed immediately before it was lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed.

(6)This Act applies in relation to a copy issued under this section as it applies in relation to an original notice [F63or statement].

Textual Amendments

F61S. 110(4)(b) and preceding word omitted (26.5.2015) by virtue of Deregulation Act 2015 (c. 20), ss. 72(c), 115(7); S.I. 2015/994, art. 6(j)

Commencement Information

I4S. 110(3) in force at 16.12.2003 by S.I. 2003/3222, art. 2, Sch.; s. 110(1)(2)(4)(6) in force at 10.11.2005 by S.I. 2005/3056, art. 2(1)

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