Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub Committee B - Tuesday, 7th December, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting. View directions

Contact: Kevin Thomas  01267 224027

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Items
No. Item

1.

DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL INTEREST.

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Minutes:

There were no declarations of personal interests.

2.

10.00 A.M. - APPLICATION FOR THE REVIEW OF A PREMISES LICENCE. POPLARS INN, 1 PONDSIDE, JOHNSTOWN, CARMARTHEN SA31 3HU. pdf icon PDF 235 KB

FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION OF AGENDA ITEM 2, THE SUB-COMMITTEE WILL STAND ADJOURNED UNTIL 2.00 P.M. WHEN AGENDA ITEM 3 WILL BE CONSIDERED

 

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Minutes:

The Legal Services Manager briefed all present on the procedure for the meeting, which had been convened to consider an application received from the Pollution and Wellbeing Lead Officer for Carmarthenshire County Council for a review of the Premises Licence for the Poplars Inn, 1 Pondside Johnstown, Carmarthen following receipt of numerous complaints regarding the operation of the premises in relation to noise, anti-social behaviour and crime and disorder.

 

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

 

Appendix A – The original Review Application

Appendix B – Licensing Authority Representations

Appendix C – Dyfed Powys Police Representations

Appendix D – Planning Services Representations

Appendix E – Trading Standards Representations

Appendix F – Other persons Representations.

 

In addition to the above, the following supplemental information had also been circulated to all parties in advance of the meeting that day:-

 

1.     Supporting Evidence from the Pollution and Wellbeing Lead Officer

2.     Premises Improvement Notice

3.     Existing Premises Licence

 

The Pollution and Wellbeing Lead Officer presented to the Committee his report on the operation of the premises (Appendix A), together with the supplemental report cataloguing correspondence and complaints etc in relation thereto, which had resulted in the submission of the review application. He advised the Sub Committee that having regard to the review, he was of the opinion the attachment of the conditions numbered 1-6 within his representations would better promote the Licensing objectives of the Licensing Act 2003 subject to his amendment of condition 2.

 

All parties present were afforded the opportunity of questioning the Pollution and Wellbeing Lead Officer on his submission.

 

The Licensing Lead referred to his written representations, detailed in Appendix B to the report, detailing information regarding the review application and his response thereto including, having regard to the relevant sections of the Statutory Guidance and the Council’s Local Licensing Policy. He advised that the Licensing Authority supported the review application and the six conditions, as amended, proposed by the Pollution and Wellbeing Lead Officer.

 

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

 

The Police Authority representative referred to his written submission, as detailed within Appendix C to the report, and outlined the history of events and incidents reported to/recorded by the Police regarding the operation of the Poplars Inn. Having regard to the facts, the Police supported the review application and the suggested 6 conditions, as amended, to be added to the Premises Licence but subject also to the two additional suggested conditions within his representation being added to the licence relating to CCTV provision/coverage and alcohol sold for consumption in external areas being in polycarbonate, plastic or shatterproof glasses.

 

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

 

The Business and Consumer Affairs Manager referred to his written representations, as detailed in Appendix E to the report, detailing the work undertaken by his officers in liaising with the licence holder on the premises’ operation in compliance with the covid  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

2.00 P.M. - APPLICATION FOR THE VARIATION OF A PREMISES LICENCE, CLOCKWORK TAVERN, UNIT 9, EASTGATE, LLANELLI SA15 3YF pdf icon PDF 253 KB

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Minutes:

The Legal Services Manager briefed all present on the procedure for the meeting which had been convened to consider an application received from Scarlets Regional Limited for the variation of the Premises Licence in respect of the Clockwork Tavern, Unit 9 Eastgate, Llanelli. The variation sought to allow:

 

Recorded Music: Friday & Saturday 08:00 – 02:00

 

Sale of Alcohol: Friday & Saturday 08:00 – 02:30

 

Bank Holiday Sundays, Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Years Eve, & New Years day if days fall on other days than Fridays and Saturdays – sale of alcohol to be allowed until 2.30 a.m.

 

Anything of a similar description to Live Music, Recorded Music or Performances of Dance Friday & Saturday 08:00 – 02:00

 

Opening Hours:- Friday and Saturday 08:00 – 03:00

 

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

 

Appendix A – Copy of the Variation application

Appendix B – Licensing Authority Representations

Appendix C – Pollution and Wellbeing Team Representations

Appendix D – Dyfed Powys Police Representations

Appendix E – Other persons representations

Appendix F – Current Licence

 

In addition, the following supplemental information had been circulated to all parties in advance of the meeting:-

 

Applicant supporting evidence

Risk Assessment

 

The Licensing Lead referred to his written report, as detailed in Appendix B, and advised that subsequent to the receipt of the representations in Appendicies B-E, the applicant had amended the application to allow:-

 

Recorded music Friday & Saturday 08:00 – 01:00 (as existing)

Sale of Alcohol Friday & Saturday 08:00 – 02:00

Opening Hours Friday & Saturday 08:00 – 02:30

 

The above amendment was detailed within Appendix G to the report and the remaining Responsible Authorities had not made any representation thereon.

 

The Licensing Lead, having regard to the points raised within his report and to the observations of the other responsible authorities / other persons, stated that if the variation application were to be granted he considered the additional conditions proposed by the Police should be added to the premises Licence.

 

All parties were afforded the opportunity of questioning the Licensing Authority representative on the representations made. 

 

The Pollution and Wellbeing Lead referred to his written representations, as detailed in Appendix C, and advised that following submission of the amended application to retain the playing of recorded music at the premises on Friday and Saturday, as existing, he had no objection to the amended application. However, if the variation were to be granted, he requested the Sub Committee to consider the inclusion of an additional 11 conditions, as read out in the meeting

 

All parties were afforded the opportunity of questioning the Pollution and Wellbeing Lead on the representations made. 

 

The Police representative referred to his written representations, as detailed in Appendix D, detailing the past history of anti-social behaviour in the area and to their concerns that any later opening of the premises in question could lead to a return of late night drunken activities. Whilst not objecting to the variation, the police requested the 16 suggested conditions detailed within their representation  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.