Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub Committee A
Thursday, 20th April, 2017 10.00 am

Venue: Chamber & Ante Room, 3 Spilman Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1LE. View directions

Contact: Martin S. Davies  01267 224059

Items
No. Item

1.

DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL INTEREST

Minutes:

No Declarations of Interest were made at the meeting.

 

2.

APPLICATION FOR THE VARIATION OF A PREMISES LICENCE NOTTS BAR, 16 NOTT SQUARE, CARMARTHEN SA31 1PQ pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Legal Services Manager briefed all present on the procedure for the meeting and advised the Sub-Committee that an application had been submitted by Mr. S. Davies to vary the premises licence in respect of Notts Bar, 16 Nott Square, Carmarthen, to allow:

 

Supply of Alcohol:-  Sunday to Wednesday 11:00-23:00

                                Thursday 11:00-01:00

                                Friday and Saturday 11:00-02:00

          

Recorded Music:-    Sunday to Wednesday 18:00-23:00 

                                Thursday 18:00-01:00

                                Friday and Saturday 14:00-02:00 

 

Opening Hours:-      Sunday to Wednesday 11:00-23:00         

                                Thursday 11:00-01:00

                                Friday and Saturday 11:00-02:00

 

The Sub-Committee noted that the following documentation was attached to the report:

·         Appendix A – copy of the application

·         Appendix B – representations submitted by the Licensing Authority

·         Appendix C – representations submitted by Dyfed Powys Police

·         Appendix D – copy of the current premises licence

 

The remaining Responsible Authorities had not made representations in respect of the application.

 

The Licensing Authority representative referred to his representations, as detailed within Appendix B to the report.

 

All parties present were afforded the opportunity of questioning the Licensing Authority’s representative on his submission.

 

The Divisional Licensing Officer from Dyfed Powys Police thereupon referred to his representations, as detailed within Appendix C to the report.

 

All parties present were afforded the opportunity of questioning Dyfed Powys Police’s representative on his submission.

 

A representation was received from the applicant in support of his application.  

 

All parties present were afforded the opportunity of questioning the applicant on his submission.

 

The Sub-Committee thereupon

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED to retire into private session in order to receive legal advice pursuant to Paragraph 16 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act.

 

Following the adjournment, the Sub-Committee reconvened to advise of its decision and, having regard to relevant paragraphs of the Licensing Authority’s Statement of Licensing Policy and the guidance issued by the DCMS and the Home Office, it was

 

RESOLVED that the application for the variation of the premises licence for Notts Bar, 16 Nott Square, Carmarthen, be granted subject to the following;

 

  1. That the terminal hour for the supply of alcohol and the provision of recorded music be 01.30 hours on Fridays and Saturdays;
  2. That a condition be added to the licence that when the premises is open beyond 01.00 hours door supervisors are to be on duty until 02.00 hours or until all customers have left.

REASONS

In coming to its decision, the Sub-Committee made the following findings of fact;

 

1.    The premises was located in an area identified as a crime and disorder hot spot in the Licensing authority’s statement of Licensing Policy;

2.    There had been incidents of anti-social behaviour at or connected with the premises;

3.    There had been a previous breach of licence conditions at the premises.

4.    That the Statement of Licensing Policy ‘strongly recommends’ the provision of drinking up time in operating schedules;

5.    The provision of 30 minutes drinking up time was generally accepted as industry good practice;

6.    There was currently no provision for ‘drinking up time’ in the applicants licence.

 

The sub committee attached weight  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.