Draft minutes

Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee (A) - Thursday, 31st July, 2014 10:30

Proposed venue: Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend

Contact: Mr Mark Anthony Galvin 

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Licensing Act 2003: Section 34 Application for Variation of Premises Licence Walnut Tree 110 Pisgah Street Kenfig Hill Bridgend


            The Assistant Chief Executive - Legal and Regulatory Services submitted a report in respect of an application for a variation of the Premises Licence in force at the above premises, and representations that had been received from a member of the public in relation to this.


            The Licensing and Registration Officer referred to the background of the report, which was attached to the main report at Appendix A whilst a summary of the application was shown at Appendix ‘B’ (together with a location plan).


            The application sought to vary the current licence to extend timings for licensable activities for the sale of alcohol, indoor sporting events, live music and recorded music which licensing activities are already permitted for in the current premises licence at the times specified within the licence.


            The Licensing and Registration Officer confirmed to the Sub-Committee that the applicant had amended the original variation application for licensable activities, after consulting with both the South Wales Police and the Public Protection Department (of the Council).  A copy of the amended timings were shown at Appendix ‘C’ to the report.


            She added that both the Public Protection Department and the South Wales Police had withdrawn their representations.


            The Licensing and Registration Officer then confirmed that a representation had also been received from a member of the public, and this was shown in the form of a letter at Appendix ‘D’ to the report.  The applicant was aware of this letter of representation.


            The Chairperson of the Sub-Committee, following the conclusion of Members being given a résumé of the report by the above Officer, asked the applicant if he wished to speak upon his application.


            Mr Baker confirmed that the application was as illustrated in the report, and that the premises was just a small public house situate on a main road in Kenfig Hill.  He added that the Police regularly patrolled this road and that little or no trouble occurred at his premises as it was well managed and controlled.


            When the premises was full to capacity, only 80 patrons were present there at any one time, and they did not all come in and leave at the same time so there was no real disturbance to the next door property/retail premises, when patrons visited and left the premises of an evening.


            He added that no complaints had been received in respect of the premises, including from the resident(s) who lived next door.  The owner(s) of this dwelling had however previously asked him if he would consider erecting a small fence on the boundary wall that separated the pub and their property, as patrons when drinking outside the public house were putting their glasses on this wall.  He agreed to this request, and erected a small fence which resolved the issue. 


            Mr Baker explained that next door to the opposite side of his premises was an Indian Restaurant, then there was a Kebab House, a Chinese restaurant, then a betting shop.


            He added that when music is played  ...  view the full minutes text for item 404.