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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.
The Chairperson declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 3, in that he knew both Mark Holmes and Gavin Thomas, but only in that he had dealings with them previously, in his capacity as a St. Brides Minor Community Councillor.
The Senior Licensing Officer presented a report, to ask the Sub-Committee to consider an Objection Notice submitted by the Environmental Health Department of the Council, in respect of a Temporary Event Notice served on the licensing authority.
She confirmed, that on 13 August 2021, the licensing authority received a Temporary Event Notice (“TEN”) from Mark Holmes (“the premises user”) in respect of the Rear Car Park of K2 Gymnasium, Main Avenue, Brackla Industrial Estate, Bridgend. A copy of the TEN was detailed at Appendix A to the report.
The premises does not have the benefit of a Premises Licence and the event was for ‘Roots Shack’ to take place on 28 August 2021 between 1200 to 2300 hours.
The maximum number of people at any one time to be present at the event is 250.
The Senior Licensing Officer advised, that the event would comprise of a stage, bar and street food. The applicant confirmed that in terms of holding the event, the organisers would ensure that all current Government Covid guidelines would be adhered to.
A copy of the TEN had served upon South Wales Police and the Council’s Environmental Health Department. The Environmental Health Department had submitted an Objection Notice in relation to the TEN to the licensing authority. A copy of the Objection Notice has also been served on the premises user and was attached at Appendix B to the report.
The licensing authority is aware that it is possible for the premises user and Environmental Health Department to enter into a period of discussion regarding the objections raised and that Section 106 of the Act enables the modification of the TEN with the agreement of all parties. Members are advised that the timescales governing TENs are relatively short and that, at the time this report was dispatched, the licensing authority had not been notified that any party had reached agreement. This was confirmed at the meeting
The Objection Notice was therefore being treated as not having been withdrawn.
Sections 2 and 7 of the Home Office Guidance applied to this Notice, as well as Section 13 of the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy.
The Senior Licensing Officer therefore confirmed, that the hearing must therefore consider the points raised in the Objection Notice and make a determination on the TEN. Having considered the Objection Notice, the Sub-Committee had the options listed in paragraph 4.7 of the report.
The Chairperson then invited the Officer from the Environmental Health Department, Shared Regulatory Services (SRS), to outline the reasons for the Objection Notice in respect of the application for the TEN, that had been submitted by the applicant.
She explained that the applicant has had 3 consecutive events for the weekends of 31 July, 7 and 14 August 2021, following which the Environmental Health Department had received a total of 5 separate complaints. Complaints were received after the 1st event, but the second TEN’s had already been given the go ahead as the applicant had submitted it before the 1st ... view the full minutes text for item 20.