Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Offices Angel Street Bridgend CF31 4WB. View directions
Contact: Mrs Julie Ellams
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.
For the applicant:
Justin Davies – Solicitor, Representing the Applicants
Ceri Howley – Applicant
Xenia Yardley – Applicant
Councillor MC Voisey
The Chairperson welcomed all those present to the meeting and introductions were made.
The Operational Manager – Shared Regulatory Services reported on an application received for a premises licence atNo. 11 Cafe Bar, Ewenny Road, Bridgend which authorised the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises only. He stated that the applicants are Mrs Ceri Howley and Mrs Xenia Yardley on behalf of No. 11 Cafe Bar Limited. The application had been amended in that the hours requested for the supply of alcohol are Monday to Sunday 1100 – 2300 hours and it was proposed that the premises will close at 2330 hours. The application for late night refreshment and the provision of live music and recorded music had been withdrawn. He stated that the operating schedule set out the steps the applicants intend to promote the licensing objectives and which would, in the event of the licence being granted form the licence conditions. He informed the Sub-Committee that letters supporting the application had been received and two letters of objection received from the local Councillors as well as 10 letters of objection from local residents to the application. The Operational Manager – Shared Regulatory Services also informed the Sub-Committee that it must have regard to the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy and the Home Office Guidance issued under Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 and it must also consider each application on its merits, the operating schedule and the representations made.
The Operational Manager – Shared Regulatory Services requested clarification from the applicants’ representative as to the accuracy of the application which he had described. The applicants’ representative confirmed that was the case and that he wished to circulate an updated events plan, which the Sub-Committee agreed to accept. The updated events plan showed an additional 2 events.
The applicants’ representative informed the Sub-Committee that the applicants were seeking a premises licence to enable them to operate the premises each day. It was the applicants’ intention to have licensable activity limited on average to 2 per month. He stated that the events held at the premises had been managed by way of Temporary Event Notices, which was prescriptive and that the applicants wished to have the flexibility of a premises licence. He also informed the Sub-Committee that consultation had been carried out with the Responsible Authorities with a package of measures put forward by the applicants. Safeguards and measures had been included within the operating schedule and the applicants understand that a breach of the licence conditions will put their premises licence in jeopardy.
He stated that the applicants had been assisted by the police and the licensing department and had been guided by their expertise in their application. The applicants readily accept the conditions of the licence in the event of it being ... view the full minutes text for item 43.