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Apologies for absence
No apologies for absence were received as all Members were present.
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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
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No Declarations of Interest were made.
To consider report of the Chief Executive
The Chair welcomed the applicant Mr Ricki Williams to the Meeting.
Simon Jones Senior Solicitor then outlined the procedure for the hearing.
Matthew Herbert Licensing Officer then led the Committee in detail through the report.
Andrew Jenkins Police Licensing Officer referred the Committee to the report and gave details of the four Licensing objectives.
He further advised that the premises was under new management and that the objection of the South Wales Police was not a reflection on the applicant or the premises.
Andrew Jenkins stated that checks had been carried out and that there were Annex 2 Condition breaches which he gave details of to the Committee such as Signage, CCTV recordings, Record of Staff Training, Refusal Log Book.
Andrew Jenkins also advised the Sub Committee that a letter had been sent by the Licensing Officer regarding these breaches and that a visit to the premises had taken place.
He then referred to the hours being requested, the event being proposed and the need for the highest level of management control due to the higher risk of Crime and Disorder with potentially 350 people exiting outside on to the street at 4.00 am when no other premises were open. In addition there would be no Officers in the vicinity at this time and CCTV would not be controlled either.
The Police had an obligation to prevent Crime and Disorder and that they would be failing in their duty if they were not objecting to the application.
Garin Eldred Environmental Health Officer then referred to the report and advised that the primary reason for the objection was that the Licensing objective of the prevention of public nuisance could not be met as the application proposed the sale of alcohol three hours past its current Licence with up to 350 patrons being ejected from the premises at 4.00 am. This had the significant potential to cause a noise nuisance to the residents living in the locality of the premises with no mitigation being proposed by the applicant.
Mr Williams then responded advising that he had met with Jo Baber Senior Licensing Officer and that he had ordered signage that would be arriving this week. CCTV Cameras had been updated together with the USB drives.
Alcohol would not be served during the performance and he had hired a private Taxi Company together with a £5 voucher for a Taxi and there would be 50 taxis available when closed. Loading bays were available for parking together with the Car Park and the premises would not be adding to omissions as Taxis were out at this time.
Mr Williams stated that he had a strong team and gave staff details.
Mr Williams also stated that there would be buses for patrons from out of the area and that he would be happy to consider an earlier time of say 2.30 am or 3.00 am.
The following questions were then raised by the Committee:
· Private Taxis
· Have tickets been sold and if so how many ... view the full minutes text for item 317.
Any other business deemed Urgent by the Chair
The Chair advised that there was no other business deemed urgent.