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Contact: Democratic Services
Apologies for absence
No apologies for absence were received as all Members were present.
Declarations of Interest
Members are reminded of their personal responsibility to declare any personal and prejudicial interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government and Finance Act 1992 relating to Council Tax, the Local Government Act 2000, the Council’s Constitution and the Members Code of Conduct
(a) Members are reminded that they must identify the item number and subject matter that their interest relates to and signify the nature of the personal interest and
(b) Where Members withdraw from a Meeting as a consequence of the disclosure of a prejudicial interest they must notify the Chair when they leave
No Declarations of Interest were made.
To consider report of the Deputy Chief Executive
The Chair welcomed Mr Tony Baxter and Mr Andrew Pritchard Catering Managers Trego Mills and a number of local residents to the Meeting.
Simon Jones then outlined to the Meeting the procedure for the hearing.
Jo Baber referred the Committee to the ‘Application for a New Premises Licence – Trago Mills (Merthyr) Limited, Swansea Road, Merthyr Tydfil’ report.
Andy Jenkins Police Licensing Officer also led the Committee through the report and referred in detail to the representations of the Police in relation to the application and the recommendation of a digital CCTV recording system capable of recording 31 days of 24 hour recording with the images to be retained for a period of 31 days.
Andy Jenkins further stated that the applicants had advised that on their other sites there was a 14 day retention period which was a shorter period than the Police were asking for and he gave reasons why the Police were requesting the 31 day retention period.
Andy Jenkins also advised that the retention period varied across the Country and gave details of other Authorities.
Mr Baxter advised that he was awaiting a response from the Managing Director. The CCTV System was not yet fully installed however if the images could be recorded and retained for the period required by the Police then this would be done.
Andy Jenkins advised that the Police were willing to compromise but the minimum they were prepared to accept would be 21 days.
Simon Jones then asked Andy Jenkins would the Police be satisfied with the application if the Company accepted the Police conditions. Andy Jenkins responded in the affirmative.
Craig Rushton then outlined in detail the conditions required by the Trading Standards Department.
Mr Baxter advised that alcohol would only be sold in the Cafeteria and that the Cafeteria staff had received training.
Simon Jones then read out in full correspondence received from the Environmental Health Officer in relation to noise and advised that in the opinion of the Public Health Officer Llewellyn Patrick there should be no noise issues if the conditions proposed by him were adopted. Simon Jones also advised that irrespective of any conditions that may be attached to the Premises Licence, the Public Health Department also had a Statutory Duty to enforce noise nuisance.
A resident then made reference to the playing of music indoors and in a Tent outside.
Mr Baxter advised that they were not intending to erect a Tent outside from which music would be played. He said that Music would be at Christmas and special events and music would not be an attraction in its own right.
There was a Bandstand within the area of the shop entrance but that was enclosed on three sides.
Jo Baber then confirmed that there had been clarification in relation to the location of the Bandstand.
Questions were then raised by the residents and the Members in relation to:
· Closure of windows when there were music events
· The frequency of indoor and outdoor events
· Footpath ... view the full minutes text for item 875.
Any other business deemed Urgent by the Chair
The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.