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Declarations of Interest
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The Team Manager Licensing reported on an Objection Notice submitted by the South Wales Police in respect of a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) served on the Licensing Authority by Mrs Saima Rasul (the premises user) in respect of a Boxing Day night event to be held at Eden Bar & Ego 33 Market Street, Bridgend on 27 December 2016 for the sale by retail of alcohol and the provision of regulated entertainment from 1200 to 0430 hours. She stated that the premises have the benefit of a premises licence and that the maximum number of people at any one time to be present is 499 persons.
The Team Manager Licensing informed the Sub-Committee that the premises user had served a letter from AgW Architects on all parties advising that an application had been made for a Judicial Review to the High Court in relation to the decision by the Planning Inspectorate to refuse their application for the opening hours to be extended in relation to their planning conditions. The Team Manager Licensing advised that no agreement had been reached between the parties and the Objection Notices were to be treated as not having been withdrawn and a hearing was necessary.
The premises user’s representative, Mr W Parry, Solicitor commenced his submission by referring to the documents before the Sub-Committee. He stated that the TEN is to refer to both Ego and Eden. Eden has a capacity of 350 persons on the ground floor and Ego a capacity of 150 persons on the first floor. He stated that there are door staff employed at the premises within the entrance and inside the premises and who use clicker devices to control the number of people entering and leaving the premises and monitor the number of people who move from the ground floor to the first floor. The maximum number of people allowed at any one time at the premises is 499 including staff.
The premises user’s representative informed the Sub-Committee that the TEN relates to Boxing Day 27 December 2016 from 0000 hours to 0430 hours. He stated that the premises had held a number of TENs this year, some of which had been referred to in the Objection Notice by South Wales Police. He referred to a TEN held at the premises on 28 March 2016 until 0100 hours where there had been no objection from the police which had passed without incident. A further TEN was held on May Day with no objection from the police which again had passed without incident. A TEN was also held on the Easter Bank Holiday until 0400 hours passing without incident. The premises user’s representative referred previous hearings for a TEN at the premises where the police had gone through an incident log, but the premises did not have a history of adverse incidents and the TEN granted. There had also been no history of mis-management or overcrowding at the premises.
The premises user’s representative referred to the objection notice from South Wales Police ... view the full minutes text for item 38.