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The Chairperson welcomed all those to the meeting and relevant introductions were made.
The Licensing and Registration Officer reported on an application submitted by the Chief Officer of Police for a review of the premises licence of The Star Hotel, 144 Commercial Street, Maesteg. She stated that the Premises Licence Holder was Mr Stephen Edward Hayes and the premises authorised the supply of alcohol Monday to Saturday 1200-0200 hours, Sunday 1200-0000 hours and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to 0200 hours. Live and recorded music Monday to Saturday between 1900 and 0200 hours, Sunday 1900-0000 hours and Christmas Eve and Christmas day to 0200 hours
The application had been advertised in accordance with the regulations; there had been no representations received. A further submission document had been received from Public Protection department which after agreement from the Chairperson was submitted for the Sub-Committee’s consideration. The Licensing and Registration Officer informed the Sub-Committee that at the time of preparing the report, the Licensing section were not aware of any discussions between South Wales Police, Trading Standards Department and the Premises Licence Holder
The Chairperson invited South Wales Police to give their representation to the Sub-Committee
PC Ellis stated that before he commenced with the representations he wished to highlight an error in respect of the warning letter, dated 11th June 2013. He stated that this was a duplicate of the second warning of 24th May 2011 and should therefore be ignored. He added that as per the original application six warnings had been served.
PC Ellis reported to the Sub-Committee that on 15th November 2010 Mr Stephen Hayes made an application to transfer the premises licence and vary the designated premises supervisor specifying himself as both premises licence holder and designated premises supervisor, consequently the current licence was issued shortly thereafter. PC Ellis stated that Mr Hayes was the personal licence holder; reference bcbcli1031, issued by Bridgend County Borough Council on 27th April 2010 and as such he had a recognised licensing accreditation which authorised him to apply for a personal licence.
PC Ellis stated that Mr Hayes was also the holder of a front line security industry authority (SIA) door control supervisor licence which expired on 30 August 2016 and SIA licences had a lifespan of three years, however; regular renewal of the licence showed that Mr Hayes had been a doorman since 2004 at least, therefore Mr Hayes was fully aware of licensing legislation and licensing offences. He added that he would also be aware of the rules relating to door staff and their code of conduct and how to deal with drunken customers, preventing entry to those restricted by age or intoxication and disorderly behaviour.
PC Ellis referred to the guidance issued under section 182 of the licensing act:
Section 1 referred to licensing objectives and aims:
Sub-section 1.2 highlighted that, “the legislation provides a clear focus on the promotion of 4 statutory objectives which must be addressed when licensing functions are undertaken.”
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