Agenda and minutes

Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee (A) - Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 13:00

Venue: Committee Rooms 2/3, Civic Offices Angel Street Bridgend CF31 4WB. View directions

Contact: Mark Anthony Galvin  Senior Democratic Services Officer - Committees

No. Item


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 105 Temporary Event Notice 35 Market Street, Bridgend pdf icon PDF 58 KB

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The Corporate Director – Operational and Partnership Services submitted a report, which asked the Sub-Committee to consider an Objection Notice submitted by the South Wales Police in respect of a Temporary Event Notice served on the Licensing Authority in respect of the above premises known as Tom’s bar.


The Team Manager – Licensing summarised the report for the benefit of those present, and advised the Sub-Committee that one further document had been submitted since the agenda and report had been dispatched, which was a Door Supervisor Incident Book. She asked if any developments had taken place between the applicant and the South Wales Police since the papers for the meeting had been circulated, to which both parties replied that no agreement had been reached in respect of the TEN.


In terms of the process to be followed at today’s Hearing, the Team Manager – Licensing advised Members that the Police would firstly give their submission, as it was an Objection Notice in response to an application for a TEN. She also referred to the current hours of operation at the premises which was referred to in paragraph 4.2 of the report, and Appendix A to the report, ie a copy of the Objection Notice that had been served on the Premises User of the premises.


Following this introduction, the Chairperson asked the Police representatives to present their case.


PC Rees advised that on Thursday 11 May 2017, South Wales Police responded with an objection notice to a Temporary Event Notice which was applied for by Mr Zahid Rasul for an event at 35 Market Street Bridgend.

This Premises was formally Toms bar and was now displaying the signage as Eden, however, the local authority to date had received no notification of the change of premises name, which is required under Section 33 of the  Licensing Act 2003.


South Wales Police strongly believed that allowing the above Premises the TEN so applied for, would undermine the Licensing Objectives and have a detrimental effect on Bridgend Town Centre and Market Street in particular, which was within the saturation area of the town centre, on a Public Holiday weekend where alcohol related crime will be increased and further demands made upon the Emergency Services.


South Wales Police wanted to support late economy of Bridgend, however, it had a responsibility in keeping the public safe, and this TEN he believed if granted, would increase the possibility of disorder within the town and have an impact on Public Safety.


Market Street as stated is within the saturation area which was a description created, in view of the unacceptable high levels of crime, anti-social behaviour and alcohol related disorder in this general location of Bridgend, and South Wales Police had an obligation in protecting the quality of life to residents and making the Town Centre safe for visitors.


The TEN has asked for an increase in its trading hours which at present allow the premises to open until 3.00am on a Sunday morning leading from Saturday  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.