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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 Team Manager Licensing reported on an application for a review of the premises licence submitted by the Neighbourhood Services Department of Shared Regulatory Services in relation to the premises known as the King Alfred Inn, 1 Commercial Street, Maesteg. She stated that the Premises Licence Holder is David Lippiatt and the licence authorised the supply of alcohol and regulated entertainment Monday to Sunday 1000 – 0200 hours. The Team Manager Licensing informed the Sub-Committee that the application had been advertised in accordance with the regulations and representations had been received from South Wales Police. She also informed the Sub-Committee that additional documents had been served by Emma Aston, Neighbourhood Services Officer of Shared Regulatory Services which confirmed that complaints regarding noise nuisance due to amplified music and speech continued from the premises. The Premises Licence Holder and Designated Premises Supervisor had been informed that in addition to the ongoing prosecution and review of the Premises Licence, the Department was considering obtaining a warrant to seize sound making equipment should further breaches be witnessed. Witness Statements had also been served by South Wales Police.
The Neighbourhood Services Officer informed the Sub-Committee that discussions had taken place with the Premises Licence Holder and Designated Premises Supervisor and South Wales Police prior to the hearing and an agreement had been reached with the Designated Premises Supervisor to limit the band numbers to 3 artists, secondary glazing would be installed to the front windows of the premises facing Commercial Street within 4 weeks or sooner, live music to finish at 2300 hours and after such time all music would be switched off and all live music must go through the limiter.
The Legal Officer advised that the Sub-Committee would need to make a decision on the matters which had been agreed by the parties.
The Neighbourhood Services Officer informed the Sub-Committee that she had investigated complaints of noise nuisance from the premises since April 2016. She stated that the premises licence authorises the provision of live music until 0000 hours and recorded music until 0200 hours. The Premises Licence Holder is David Lippiatt and the Designated Premises Supervisor is Nathan Phillip Kyte. Between 23 January and 24 September 2013 and 1 and 28 July 2014 the premises were closed. The Neighbourhood Services Officer informed the Sub-Committee that the Department had received a complaint of noise nuisance due to recorded and live music on 20 April 2016 and as a result of investigations an Abatement Notice was served on Nathan Kyte, the Designated Premises Supervisor, a copy of the Abatement Notice was sent to the Premises Licence Holder, David Lippiatt.
She stated that the Department had attempted to work with the DPS during the course of the investigation in order to resolve the matter, which involved the use of the Department out of hours service in order to advise the DPS of when the music was causing a problem in order that they could make the necessary adjustments to noise level for the music. ... view the full minutes text for item 35.