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To consider report of the Chief Executive
White Horse Inn, Twynyrodyn, Merthyr Tydfil, CF470DN
The Chair welcomed Mr Owen Lewis the applicant and two local residents to the Meeting.
Simon Jones then outlined the procedure for the hearing.
Aneurin Hughes then led the Committee in detail through the ‘Application for a Variation to the Premises Licence to be Granted under the Licensing Act 2003’ report.
Simon Jones then referred to Paragraph 3.0 of the report and the application for the variation to the Licence in respect of the White Horse, Twynyrodyn and the proposals applied for as detailed in Paragraph 3.2 of the report.
Simon Jones then referred to correspondence received from South Wales Police as detailed in Appendix B of the report and the licensable activities and hours that were proposed by South Wales Police.
Mr Lewis then stated that he was happy with the hours proposed by South Wales Police.
Aneurin Hughes then clarified to the Committee the hours that required a Licence and the regulations in relation to this.
Mr Lewis further advised that he had engaged with residents and that if there were any issues to advise him and he would address them.
A resident then advised that the ‘Beer Garden’ was more like a brick and bolder amphitheatre and advised that the plan shown at Appendix E did not reflect the correct layout of the properties and that a visit to the site would be better.
Simon Jones then referred to the Plan at Appendix E and clarification was given regarding the layout of properties in relation to the Public House.
Mr Owen also advised that it was not proposed to sell food but gave as an example that on Rugby Match days Curry and Chips could be served.
Aneurin Hughes then clarified the Regulations in relation to the selling of food, drink and beverages.
Garin Eldred also advised that he was happy with the hours that were being proposed by South Wales Police.
A resident then advised that people were coming up from Town and that Mr Owen could not control customers once they had left the premises.
Bottles were left on doorsteps and that whilst he had no issue with reasonable hours he was concerned with unsocial hours as he and his wife had to get up for work.
Aneurin Hughes then clarified in relation to ‘Off Sales’ and advised that the premises did not have ‘Off Sales’.
Mr Owen advised that customers were told that bottles could not be taken out of the premises and that if outside plastic glasses were used.
A resident advised that this was impossible to police.
Mr Owen advised that the door was closed at 10.30 pm and that customers could be monitored and that some customers had requested opening hours of up to midnight. There was also CCTV outside the premises.
A resident stated that outside the premises could not be controlled.
Simon Jones then referred to the extra hours that had been applied for and the proposals from South Wales Police ... view the full minutes text for item 346.
Any other business deemed Urgent by the Chair
The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.