Agenda and minutes

Venue: COUNCIL CHAMBER

Contact: Democratic Services 

Items
No. Item

104.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were received as all Members were present.

105.

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

 

Note:

 

(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

Minutes:

No Declarations of Interest were made.

106.

Application to Review a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 160 KB

To consider report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Caeharris Post Office, 93 High Street, Caeharris, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 3HB

 

The Chair welcomed Mr Mark Evans Premises Licence Holder to the Meeting.

 

Councillor D Sammon Dowlais Ward Member was in attendance and Councillor J Amos Dowlais Ward Member entered the Meeting at 10.30 am.

 

Simon Jones then outlined the procedure for the hearing.

 

Jo Baber referred the Members to the ‘Application to Review a Premises Licence’ report and advised that under Annex 1 - Premises Licences an old version of the Mandatory Conditions were detailed but the Committee had been provided with an up to date copy.

 

Craig Rushton also referred the Committee in detail to the report and provided an example of a novelty I D Card together with an information pack.

 

Andy Jenkins then outlined the representations from the South Wales Police.

 

Mr Jenkins also circulated copies of fake I D’s to the Committee.

 

Paul Lewis then made representations on behalf of the Licensing Authority and referred to suggested additional conditions as contained within the report together with the addition of:

 

·         Challenge 25 as a required standard

·         Refresher Training being undertaken every year

 

Samuel Belcher Public Health Practitioner, Cwm Taf Local Public Health Team then addressed the Committee of the key concerns held by the Cwm Taf University Health Board as outlined within the report.

 

Mr Evans then addressed the Committee and advised that he had been really shocked at what had occurred and that staff had undergone in house training with ID checks required and that previously there had been Challenge 21 but now it was challenge 25.  There was also a Refusal Register kept.

 

Mr Evans outlined what steps had been taken in relation to the staff member involved and that he could not endorse their actions.

 

Mr Evans then gave details of refusals that had taken place which included Lottery sales.

 

Paul Lewis then summed up the operations that had been undertaken and their purpose.

 

All parties then left the Meeting.

 

Considerable debate then ensued on the matter and after consideration by the Members it was

 

Resolved that:

 

The conditions of the Licence be modified.

 

All parties then re-entered the Meeting and were advised by Simon Jones of the decision reached by the Committee.

107.

Application to Review a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 161 KB

To consider report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Henderson’s, 57 Victoria Street, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 3RW

 

The Chair welcomed Mr Ian Henderson Premises Licence Holder to the Meeting.

 

Simon Jones then outlined the procedure for the hearing.

 

Jo Baber referred the Members to the ‘Application to Review a Premises Licence’ report and advised that under Annex 1 - Premises Licences an old version of the Mandatory Conditions were detailed but the Committee had been provided with an up to date copy.

 

Craig Rushton also referred the Committee in detail to the report and provided an example of a novelty I D Card together with an information pack.

 

Mr Henderson stated that when training was offered there was no take up as he was not aware that there was anything wrong as he thought that in house training was enough but that if he had been aware of the issue he would have taken up the offer of training.

 

Andy Jenkins then outlined the representations from the South Wales Police.

 

Mr Jenkins also circulated copies of fake I D’s to the Committee.

 

Paul Lewis then made representations on behalf of the Licensing Authority and referred to suggested additional conditions as contained within the report together with the addition of:

 

           Challenge 25 as a required standard

           Refresher Training being undertaken every year

 

Samuel Belcher Public Health Practitioner, Cwm Taf Local Public Health Team then addressed the Committee of the key concerns held by the Cwm Taf University Health Board as outlined within the report.

 

Mr Henderson then addressed the Committee and advised what steps had been taken in relation to the staff member involved.  Letters had been issued to all employees stating the Policy and that external training had also been undertaken.  A training log was available and that external training would be undertaken on an annual basis.  A refusals log was also kept.

 

Mr Henderson referred to the responsibility to the Community and apologised for the incident and advised that they would do what they could to ensure that it would not happen again.

 

Councillor J Amos then spoke on behalf of Mr Henderson.

 

In response to a question Mr Henderson advised that sales were rarely refused as children knew that they steadfastly refused as their reputation stopped it happening.

 

There were posters on display and the store operated a Challenge 25 scheme.

 

The till also gave an age display in relation to Alcohol and the Lottery.

 

Mr Henderson then circulated to the Committee a copy of the letter that had been sent to staff.

 

All parties then left the Meeting.

 

Considerable debate then ensued on the matter and after consideration by the Members it was

 

Resolved that:

 

The conditions of the Licence be modified.

 

All parties then re-entered the Meeting and were advised by Simon Jones of the decision reached by the Committee.

108.

Application to Review a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 161 KB

To consider report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Merthyr Vale Stores, 1 Station Square, Merthyr Vale, CF48 4RP

 

The Chair welcomed Mrs Baljit Kaur Premises Licence Holder and Mrs Martin and employee to the Meeting.

 

Simon Jones then outlined the procedure for the hearing.

 

Jo Baber referred the Members to the ‘Application to Review a Premises Licence’ report and advised that under Annex 1 - Premises Licences an old version of the Mandatory Conditions were detailed but the Committee had been provided with an up to date copy.

 

Craig Rushton also referred the Committee in detail to the report and provided an example of a novelty I D Card together with an information pack.

 

Andy Jenkins then outlined the representations from the South Wales Police.

 

Mr Jenkins also circulated copies of fake I D’s to the Committee.

 

Paul Lewis then made representations on behalf of the Licensing Authority and referred to suggested additional conditions as contained within the report together with the addition of:

 

           Challenge 25 as a required standard

           Refresher Training being undertaken every year

 

Mrs Kaur then addressed the Committee and advised that the offer of training had not been conveyed to her by the staff member and outlined what steps had been taken in relation to the staff member involved.  All staff had now been instructed to convey any information to her immediately.

 

Training was being undertaken every three months as a refresh.

 

There was a new till with prompts and staff made sure in relation to I D’s.  Refusal slips from the till were also signed and dated.

 

A check was made every night in relation to refusals and that if she had been aware she would have accepted the training that was offered as all training was helpful.

 

There were also posters advising that if there was no I D there was no sale.

 

All parties then left the Meeting.

 

Considerable debate then ensued on the matter and after consideration by the Members it was

 

Resolved that:

 

The conditions of the Licence be modified.

 

All parties then re-entered the Meeting and were advised by Simon Jones of the decision reached by the Committee.

109.

Any other business deemed Urgent by the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.

 

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