Venue: Committee Rooms 2/3, Civic Offices Angel Street Bridgend CF31 4WB. View directions
Contact: Michael Pitman Democratic Services Section
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.
Cllr PA Davies, Cllr JE Lewis and Cllr RM James declared a personal interest on item 3, as they knew the applicants brother who is a BCBC Councillor.
The Team Manager Licensing presented a report which asked the Licensing Act 2003 Sub Committee to consider an application for a premises licence for the above premises.
She advised that the premises licence was for a premises licence which authorised the various licensable activities at the premises.
The requested timings were as followed:
Supply of Alcohol:
Monday to Saturday: 18:00 – 23:00 hours
The Team Manager – Licensing advised that there was an objection to this application by a resident. The objection had not been withdrawn by the applicant; however the objector was not in attendance.
The applicant, Mark Owen was in attendance with his legal representative Stuart Richards.
The Team Manager – Licensing asked Mr Richards to provide further details in support of Mr Owen’s application.
Mr Richards explained that Mr Owen was a member of a pool team and a player in the Bridgend and District Pool League. He said that there are approximately 15 teams that cover the Bridgend, Porthcawl and Maesteg area. He added that Mr Owen generally played on a Monday and a Thursday and intended to host these events at his games room in his house.
Mr Richards explained that the games room would be the only room in the house that was licenced to sell alcohol and therefore guests would not be allowed to transport the paid for alcohol off the premises.
Mr Richards added that Mr Owen had already held a number of events at his premises and sold alcohol through the Temporary Event licenses and claimed to have had around 14. He explained that no complaints had ever been received during these events from the general public, residents or the police.
Mr Richards added that the reason Mr Owen wanted to apply for a permanent licence was because it was cheaper and more convenient than applying for a Temporary Event licence every month.
Mr Richards explained that Mr Owen fully understood the concerns of the resident who objected to this application. The children’s playground that backed on to Mr Owens property was of course in his mind when considering the licence to sell alcohol and that was why the application was for sale and use indoors only. Mr Richards was however unsure of why Mr Owen had received a complaint for this application and not any previous applications and questioned the validity of Mr Moore’s claims as it was observed that Mr Moore was rarely home and claimed that it was only his son who lived at the address permanently.
A Member asked Mr Richards how this was going to be managed, for example, if a guest wanted to go outside to smoke.
Mr Owen replied stating that he has a personal security licence and aimed to staff the door to ensure guests were not leaving with alcohol. He explained that there was also a cigarette disposal bin outside his property to ensure that the guests were properly disposing on cigarettes.
Mr Richards explained that the parking availability was ample for ... view the full minutes text for item 52.