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Declarations of Interest
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Licensing Act 2003: Section 51 Application For Review Of Premises Licence Cabin Bar & Breeze Nightclub Coney Beach Porthcawl PDF 63 KB
The Chairperson announced that the meeting was late commencing, due to the fact that the South Wales Police representatives and the Premises Licence Holder together with his Legal Advisors, had been in lengthy discussions with the view of reaching a compromise with regard to the application for review of the Licence submitted by the Police. Unfortunately however, no agreement between both parties had taken place.
The Team Manager – Licensing therefore gave a resume of the report, which related to an application being received by the Licensing Department from the South Wales Police for a Review of the Premises Licence in relation to the premises known as the Cabin Bar & Breeze Nightclub, Coney Beach, Porthcawl.
She highlighted the background to the report, then explained that the application had been advertised in accordance with the regulations. Representations had been received from the Premises Licence Holder’s representative, Blackford’s LLP and these were shown at Appendix B to the report.
The Premises Licence holder’s Lawyer advised the Sub-Committee that she requested that the meeting stand adjourned, due to the fact that pages 20 – 29 of the report, which detailed relevant occurrences and criminal offences etc, listed in chronological order that had allegedly taken place at the premises was very extensive. She explained that this had only arrived to her two days ago on Wednesday, and that in view of the fact that the worst case scenario outcome of today’s meeting, would be her client having his Licence revoked and therefore losing a key business interest that generated income. She added that due to this, she wished for more time to be able to discuss these occurrences/criminal offences with her client, and prepare suitable responses to these and provide any representations, as appropriate.
PC Ellis contested this, and advised that this had been served on all interested parties including the Premises Licence Holder with other relevant documents prior to Wednesday of this week. He added that it had been e:mailed to Mr Evans the same day as it had been sent to the Licensing Authority.
The Lawyer added that there were Statements served on her client by the SIA detailing further incidents that had taken place at the premises, but similarly, these had also only been received mid-week and likewise to the above, she needed further time to consider and respond to these.
PC Ellis reiterated that the Police documentation had been served on Mr Evans on 15 and 16 November 2016, and that he had not been made aware that the Premises Licence Holder was being legally represented until he had received the agenda and accompanying documentation for today’s meeting. This was the reason why he had served the Police representations on the Premises Licence Holder as opposed to Blackford’s LLP.
At this point in proceedings ie at 12.10pm, the meeting further adjourned, in order that the Team Manager – Licensing could check dates of e:mails the Licensing Authority had received with regard to the serving of papers exchanged between the South ... view the full minutes text for item 17.