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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
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Apologies for absence.
An apology for absence was
received from D. Lewis (Children’s Services).
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
Mr Lee Morgan (Licensing Manager) presented his
report and outlined the application for the variation of the Club Premises
Certificate at Pontymister Welfare Bowls Club, Ty Isaf Pavilion, Pontymister, Risca.
Members were advised that the variation
application sought to remove the current embedded conditions, add the outside
bowling green adjacent to the pavilion for the consumption of alcohol as part
of the licensing area, extend the provision of alcohol hours to 23:30
Monday-Sunday and to 02:00 on New Year’s Eve, add the provision of live and
recorded music (Monday-Sunday 19:00 – 23:00 and 00:30 on New Year’s Eve), and
to vary the opening hours of the premises.
It was noted that the existing club premises certificate only covers the
pavilion building itself and not the bowling green, and so the variation if
granted would cover the bowling green area for the supply of alcohol.
During the 28-day consultation period, representations were received
from Gwent Police, the Licensing Authority in
their role as Responsible Authority, Environmental Health (Pollution Team), and
the Child Protection Officer, who all advocated conditions in relation to the
application as summarised in Section 1.6 of the report. Representations were also received from four
local residents in objection to the application with full details
appended to the Officer’s report. The
applicant had responded to the comments of the Responsible Authorities agreeing
to their proposals in relation to use of the outside area and limiting of
entertainment until 23:00. The applicant
had also responded to resident concerns in a letter as set out at Appendix 14
of the report.
It was noted that following the publication of the agenda papers,
supplementary information comprising of two photographs had been submitted by a
local resident (Mr Leonard) to support his objections and these had been
circulated to the Sub Committee in advance of the hearing.
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, together with
Section 1.9 of the report which provided clarification on the way the
application had been advertised, following comments received from residents. The
Licensing Department was satisfied that the applicant had met their legal
obligations in respect of advertising of the variation application.
The Sub Committee were referred to the
recommendation set out in the Licensing Manager’s report, which considered that any potential
conflicts with the promotion of the Licensing Objectives may be adequately
controlled by the recommended conditions
set out in Appendix 15 and as a result the variation application should
All parties present were afforded the opportunity to ask questions of the Licensing Manager. In response to a Member’s query on the changes applied for, Mr Morgan confirmed that the existing club footprint is limited to the pavilion building and the applicant sought to extend ... view the full minutes text for item 3.