Agenda and minutes

Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee (A) - Monday, 28th November, 2016 10:00

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Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members.




Declarations of Interest

To receive Declarations of personal and prejudicial interest (if any) from members/ officers in accordance with the provisions of the Members Code of Conduct adopted by Council from the 1st September 2008.




Licensing Act 2003: Section 51 Application For Review Of Premises Licence Caerau Village Stores Premier, 8-9 Caerau Road, Caerau, Maesteg pdf icon PDF 63 KB

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The Legal Officer informed the Sub-Committee that the Premises Licence Holder’s representative will be making an application for an adjournment of the hearing and asked the representative of the police if he had any objections to the request for adjournment.  PC Ellis stated that he did not object to the application for an adjournment. 


The Premises Licence Holder’s representative confirmed that she had made an application for an adjournment, but her client was prepared for the hearing to proceed.  The Legal Officer referred to the absence of information relating to the outcome of appeal on immigration matters and asked again whether the Premises Licence Holder was prepared for the hearing to proceed.  The Premises Licence Holder’s representative again confirmed that her client was prepared for the hearing to proceed. 


The Sub-Committee adjourned at 10.27am and reconvened at 10.35am to consider whether to proceed with the hearing.


On reconvening the Sub-Committee determined that it would proceed with the hearing insofar as it could.


The Team Manager Licensing reported on an application for a review of the premises licence submitted by the Chief Officer of Police in relation to the premises known as Caerau Village Store Premier, 8-9 Caerau Road, Caerau, Maesteg.  She stated that the Premises Licence Holder is Harminder Kaur Malhi and the licence authorised the supply of alcohol   Monday to Saturday 0800 – 2300 hours and Sunday 1000 – 2230 hours.  The Team Manager Licensing informed the Sub-Committee that the application had been advertised in accordance with the regulations and representations had been received from the Licensing Authority.  She stated that additional documentation had been served by Hutton’s Solicitors acting for the Premises Licence Holder seeking an adjournment and opposing the application for the review of the premises licence. 


PC Ellis commenced his submission by stating that reviews must, not only have regard to Section 11 of the Home Office Guidance but also Section 12 of the Council’s own “Statement of Licensing Policy.  He stated that section 12 dictates that “reviews represent a key protection for the community if problems arise at licensed venues”.  Information highlighted within the review demonstrates a systematic and deliberate failure to promote 2 key objectives namely: the prevention of crime & disorder and the promotion of public safety.  He also highlighted that “Licensing authorities should look to the police as the main source of advice on crime and disorder.  They should also seek to involve the local Community Safety Partnership”.  He stated that the Licensing Department of South Wales Police is an integral part of the Community Safety Partnership and that his statement had not emanated from the Chief Officer of Police but was emphasised at Section 2 of Home Office Guidance which relates to the licensing objectives and in particular Sub-section 2.1 Crime & Disorder.


PC Ellis informed the Sub-Committee that the shop is authorised to sell alcohol by a Premises Licence and Harminder Malhi is both the Premises Licence holder and Designated Premises Supervisor, the DPS.  However; the address which she has  ...  view the full minutes text for item 23.