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The Senior Licensing Assistant reported that a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) had been received from Mrs Saima Rasul (the premises user) in respect of 33 Market Street, Bridgend.
She stated that the premises has the benefit of a Premises Licence for the supply of alcohol and recorded music from 1130 until 2330 hours Sunday to Wednesday and from 1130 until 0200 hours Thursday to Saturday. Live music on the first floor from 1130 until 2330 hours Sunday to Wednesday and from 1130 until 0200 hours Thursday to Saturday. Live music on the ground floor from 1130 until 2300 hours Sunday to Thursday and from 1130 until 0000 hours Thursday to Saturday. The Premises Licence has conditions prohibiting the premises from opening until the conditions have been complied with.
The Senior Licensing Assistant informed the Sub-Committee that the TEN related to an extension of hours for the sale by retail of alcohol and the provision of regulated entertainment from 0200 hours until 0400 hours on 2 August 2015, with the premises closing at 0430 hours. She stated that it was intended that the maximum number of people at any one time to be present during the duration of the TEN is 200 persons.
The Senior Licensing Assistant reported that the premises user had served a copy of the TEN on South Wales Police and the Public Protection Department and both had submitted Objection Notices in relation to the TEN to the Licensing Authority. She stated that it was possible for the premises user, South Wales Police and the Public Protection Department to enter into a period of discussion regarding the objections raised which enables the modification of the TEN with the agreement of all parties. The Senior Licensing Assistant informed the Sub-Committee that the timescales governing TENs are relatively short and no agreement had been reached and the Objection Notices were to be treated as not having been withdrawn.
The premises users were invited to present their case for the TEN.
The Sub-Committee was addressed by Mr Zahid Rasul, Premises Licence Holder who informed the Sub-Committee that he had submitted the TEN as he wished to extend his opening hours from 0200 hours until 0400 hours on 2 August 2015 for the opening weekend of his premises. He believed that it was his right to be able to have 12 TENs per year as he had done in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot where he is also the Premises Licence Holder of establishments. He informed the Sub-Committee that the objections to the TEN could only relate to noise pollution but noise would be inevitable with a large number of people attending his premises.
The Premises Licence Holder informed the Sub-Committee that he wanted to have the opportunity to make a success of his venture and had purchased the freehold of the property and spent £300k on renovating the premises. He stated that Bridgend used to have a vibrant night life and he had purchased the premises to regenerate the town ... view the full minutes text for item 6.