If you wish to hold an event in Warrington, you must give a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) to the council at least ten working days before the event.

If you are holding the event in a place governed by two or more councils, you must apply to each council.

How to apply

You must let us know at least 10 working days before the event and have to pay a fee of £21.

We'll let you know we've got your application by giving you a notice before the end of the first working day it was received or before the end of the second working day if the notice was received on a weekend or bank holiday.

Unless an application has been submitted online, you also have to give notice to the chief officer of the local police department no later than 10 working days before the event period.

If the police think your event might cause issues they can serve an objection notice on you and the council. We have to hold a hearing if an objection notice is served. A decision must be made at least 24 hours before the beginning of the event.

A police chief may modify the temporary event notice with your consent. If this happens, it means their objection to your event notice has been withdrawn.


If you need help, email cexlicensing@warrington.gov.uk or call 01925 984728.

After we receive your application

We will process your application as soon as possible.

You will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the council after seven working days, except the police objects to your application.


You can appeal if:

  • you're refused a licence
  • you're a licence holder and are unhappy with a condition attached to your licence
  • You're unhappy with the decision of a licence review and the withdrawing of a certificate

If you're planning to appeal, please contact the council in the first instance. Appeals must then be made to the local magistrates' court within 21 days of the licensing decision.


Any complaints relating to a temporary event notice should be emailed to licensingcomplaints@warrington.gov.uk

22 September 2023