Licensees invited to submit notice for extended cheer 

RUGBY Borough Council is inviting pubs, restaurants and other licensed premises that want to extend their normal Sunday opening hours on Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve to submit temporary event notices (TENs).
30 November 2023

With Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve falling on a Sunday this year, some venues may want to open later than normal and will therefore need permission from the council. And with the deadline for submissions coming soon, the council is reminding licensees to make sure they get their notices in soon.

For Christmas Eve extensions licensees must submit their notice by 8 December, or by 15 December for a Late TEN.

For New Year’s Eve extensions licensees must submit their notice by 13 December, or by 20 December for a Late TEN.

Cllr Derek Poole, Leader of the Council and portfolio holder for Regulation and Safety, said: “We know how important Christmas and New Year are to the hospitality industry and we want to do everything we can to support these businesses at this busy time of year.

“Licensees need to get their notices in before the deadline so that we can make sure the town centre and our other venues are busy and vibrant this Christmas season.”

Licensees can submit their notices by visiting the Rugby Borough Council website at