Agenda and minutes

Statutory Licensing Sub-Committee
Thursday, 3rd February, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: virtually via Microsoft Teams

Contact: Democratic Services  6139

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Items
No. Item

1.

Simultaneous Translation

You are welcome to use Welsh at the meeting, a minimum notice period of 3 working days is required should you wish to do so. A simultaneous translation will be provided if requested.

Minutes:

It was noted that no requests had been received for the simultaneous translation service.

 

2.

Apologies

To receive.

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence received.

 

3.

Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

To receive.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest or dispensations reported.

 

4.

Licensing Act 2003 – Review of Club Premises Certificate – Dukestown Workingmen’s Club, 1 Evans Terrace, Dukestown, Tredegar, Gwent pdf icon PDF 491 KB

To consider the report of the Senior Licensing Officer.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Senior Licensing Officer.

 

The Solicitor thereupon informed the Applicant of the
Sub-Committee’s decision.

 

The Solicitor stated that considering this application, the
Sub-Committee had taken into account of the provisions in the Licensing Act 2003 in particular, the licensing objectives which are:-

 

·        The prevention of crime and disorder

·        Public safety

·        The prevention of public nuisance

·        The protection of children from harm

 

The Solicitor advised that Section 87 of the Licensing Act 2003, the Guidance issued under the Licensing Act 2003 and the Council’s licensing policy had been taken into account when the Sub-Committee considered this application.

 

The Sub-Committee had considered the written representations received as presented in the Officer’s report, together with the oral representations given at the hearing on behalf of the Applicant and the other persons present.

 

The Sub-Committee was informed of the serious problems which had been experienced in the area concerning persons using the Licensed premises subject to this Application. It had been reported that patrons who used the premises had been heard swearing, shouting and acting in a rowdy manner in the early hours of the morning. There had also been reports of fighting within the vicinity of the premises and these incidents along with noise emanating from the Club was generally disturbing to residents in the area and residents felt this was unacceptable. The Solicitor added that the Police had been called to the premises on a number of occasions because of incidents at the Club and they had attempted to liaise with the Club’s Committee to reach a solution. The Club had also been in negotiations with Blaenau Gwent’s Environmental Health Team to try and improve the management/running of the establishment.

 

The Sub-Committee considered the numerous incidents and events that had occurred in and around the Club and also gave due consideration to the conditions set out in the report which were attached to the Club Certificate as well as those set out in Appendix 3 by the Police, and sought to achieve a fair and balanced decision.

 

In reaching its decision, the Sub-Committee also considered the relevant provisions of the Licensing Act 2003 (in particular Section 4) and the guidance issued under Section 182 of the Act and the Licensing Policy of Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council.

 

The Solicitor thereupon advised that the Sub-Committee had reached the following decision:-

 

·        To suspend the Club’s premises certificate for a period of
28 days, (N.B It was clarified that the Suspension would take effect after the initial Appeal period of 21 days had passed if no Appeal is lodged at court).

 

The following modifications be made to the Club’s activities:-

 

·        Supply of Alcohol from Monday to Sunday from 11.00 am to 11.00 pm

·        Opening hours from Monday to Sunday from 11.00 a.m. to 11.30 p.m.

·        All other qualifying Club activities from Monday to Sunday from 11.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

The following conditions were agreed to be attached to the Club Premises Certificate:-

 

·        CCTV cameras must be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.