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Agenda and minutes
Venue: Digital Meeting - Via Microsoft Teams
Contact: Rebecca Barrett
Introduction and Recording Arrangements.
The Chair welcomed all those in attendance and introductions were made. The Chair reminded those present that the meeting was being recorded and would be made available following the meeting via the Council’s website – Click Here to View
Apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence were received from K. Jennings (Environmental Health).
Declarations of Interest.
There were no declarations of interest made at the beginning or during the course of the meeting.
The Legal Advisor to the Sub Committee outlined the procedure for the meeting, including the order of representations and the opportunities for all parties to ask questions.
Mr Lee Morgan (Licensing Manager) presented the report and outlined the application submitted by Wattsville Community Group for a new premises licence located at the Sports Ground Pavilion, Wattsville Recreational Ground, Islwyn Road South Lane, Wattsville, Crosskeys, which sought to permit the following Licensable Activities:-
Supply of Alcohol (on sales only)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 19:00 to 23:00; Wednesday, 19.00 to 23.00;
Saturday, 12.00 to 23.00; Sunday, 12.00 to 20.00.
Recorded Music (indoor only)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 19:00 to 23:00; Wednesday, 17.00 to 23.00; Saturday, 12.00 to 23.00; Sunday, 12.00 to 22.00.
A number of steps had also been volunteered by the applicant as part of the Operating Schedule, to promote the Licensing Objectives, and were set out in the report.
It was noted that during the consultation process, representations were received from Gwent Police, Licensing Authority in their role as Responsible Authority, Trading Standards and the Environmental Health Officer Noise Team, who advocated conditions which were subsequently accepted by the applicant, and were essentially satisfied with the applicant’s ability to promote the Licensing Objectives. No representations were received from the Fire Authority. Relevant representations were also received from two households who were objecting to the licence being granted, and full details were appended to the Officer’s report.
Attention was drawn to the local policy considerations as set out in the report and to the way in which the Sub-Committee would deal with the application. Members were referred to the recommendation set out in the Licensing Manager’s report, which recommended that the application for a premises licence be granted subject to conditions, given the lack of objections to the application from Responsible Authorities.
All parties present were afforded the opportunity to ask questions of the Licensing Manager and representations were then invited from the applicant, Mr Wayne Brinkley (representing Wattsville Community Group)
Mr Brinkley summarised the nature of the application and explained that the licence had been applied for by the trustees of the Wattsville Community Group in order to allow them to hold events at the pavilion, such as children’s parties and post-football functions on Saturdays.
All parties present were afforded the opportunity to ask questions, and representations were then invited from Responsible Authorities.
PC Dan Allen confirmed that Gwent Police had made representations as set out in the meeting papers, which would assist in the promotion of the 4 Licensing Objectives, and that the applicant had agreed to all conditions proposed by Gwent Police.
All parties present were afforded the opportunity to ask questions, and PC Allen responded to a query from the local residents present on the responsibilities of the licence holder in respect of customer management.
Representations were then invited from the Licensing Authority as a Responsible Authority. Mrs Annette Dicks (Assistant Licensing Manager) confirmed that the Licensing Authority had advocated a ... view the full minutes text for item 3.