Agenda and minutes

Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee (A) - Monday, 14th August, 2017 14:30

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Contact: Mark Anthony Galvin  Senior Democratic Services Officer - Committees

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

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The Senior Licensing Officer (Technical) presented 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 (TEN) served on the licensing authority.


The report provided some background information, following which it advised that on 2 August 2017 the licensing authority received a TEN from Mr Z. Rasul (the premises user) in respect of 35, Market Street, Bridgend.


Paragraph 4.2 of the report advised that the premises had the benefit of a Premises Licence (Tom’s Bar), which allowed it to open during the hours confirmed in this section of the report.


The Senior Licensing Officer (Technical) added that the premises user had served a copy of the TEN upon the South Wales Police and the Council’s Public Protection Department, and that the Police had submitted an Objection Notice to the application to the licensing authority, attached at Appendix A to the report.


At the time of the meeting Agenda and accompanying papers being served on Members and interested parties, there had been no discussion between both the relevant parties with a view to resolving the application, and both the SWP and the applicant confirmed that this remained the case.


Paragraph 4.6 of the report then outlined the powers available to the Sub-Committee in the consideration and subsequent determination of the application.


The Senior Licensing Officer (Technical) finally advised, that with the consent of the Chairperson of the Sub-Committee and both representative parties, an amended Objection Notice from South Wales Police had been tabled together with Mandatory Conditions of Licence (affecting the premises). 


The Chairperson therefore asked the Police representatives to present their submission.


PC Rees advised that on Friday 4 August 2017 South Wales Police (SWP) responded with an objection notice to a Notification for a Temporary Event.


The Notification was for 35 Market Street Bridgend Eden Live Lounge & Club on Monday 28th August 2017, with the applicant and Zahid Rasul being the designated Premises Supervisor of the premises.


By way of background, PC Rees explained that this notification was served on the SWP by hand at Bridgend Police station on Wednesday 2nd August 2017.


It related to extending the sale of alcohol at a premises formally known as Tom’s bar, which is currently licenced by BCBC as LP 211. The premises is situated in the “saturation area” which is subject of Bridgend County Borough Council’s “Statement of Licensing Policy,” and the saturation policy was specifically created due to the unacceptably high levels of crime, anti-social behaviour and alcohol related public disorder within this part of Bridgend town centre. However, this licence was carried over from the old 1964 Act, well before the Saturation policy existed he added.


The current premises licence BCBCLP 211 has restrictions to trade on a Sunday. The normal hours on a Sunday under the current licence Issue 7 05/05/2015 states:-


Times the licence authorises the carrying out of licensable activities:


Supply of alcohol:

Sunday & Easter Sunday: 1200 - 0030 hours


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