Minutes of a meeting held on 26th June, 2012.
Present: Councillors K. Hatton, Mrs. A.J. Moore and R.P. Thomas.
Also present: Responsible Authorities - Licensing Officer and Environmental Health Officer.
The Democratic and Scrutiny Officer explained the procedure for the hearing and advised that copies had been attached to the agenda, with further copies being available at the meeting if required.
(a) Appointment of Chairman -
Councillor K. Hatton was elected Chairman for the duration of the hearing.
(b) Declarations of Interest -
No declarations were received.
(c) Licensing Act 2003 – Application for a variation of a Club Premises Certificate – Barry Athletic Club Limited, Paget Road, Barry Island -
Mr. A. Harry Morgan and Mr. R. Eastman, Applicants.
The Licensing Officer, in presenting the report to the Sub-Committee, advised that the application was for a variation of a Club Premises Certificate for the performance of live music, recorded music, provision of facilities for making music, provision of facilities for dancing and supply of alcohol 12:00 hours to 23:00 hours Monday to Sunday. A copy of the relevant parts of the application was attached at Appendix A to the report.
The supply of alcohol already formed part of the existing Club Premises Certificate for 12:00 to 23:00 hours.
It was reported that the 23:30 hours on Sunday for recorded music as contained within the application form had been confirmed as an administrative error by the Applicants.
It was reported that a representation had been received, and deemed to be partly relevant, from interested parties and a copy of the representation was attached at Appendix B to the report.
A representation had been received from Environmental Health and a copy of this representation was attached at Appendix C to the report. Subsequently, the Environmental Health conditions had been agreed by Barry Athletic Club Limited.
Mr. Morgan, in support of the application, referred to an incident of loud music and marquee entertainment having been held at the premises in March 2012 and apologised for the trouble. The Club accepted that it was responsible for the nuisance. To ensure that such complaints did not happen again, the Club had decided that such events would only be held with the prior knowledge of the Club. Other events had been held since March 2012 with no complaints having been received.
The Club accepted all the requested conditions of the Environmental Health Officer.
The representative of Environmental Health confirmed that a complaint had been received in March 2012 about noise emanating from the Club. This had been the only complaints received concerning the Club.
The Chairman, having noted that no Interested Parties were in attendance, asked if any of the other parties present wished to make a closing statement.
Councillor Mrs. A.J. Moore advised that she was concerned about the dumping of empty bottles when the premises closed, and Mr. Morgan replied that this was a task that was performed the following morning and was covered within the Environmental health conditions.
Having considered the application and representations by the Environmental Health Officer and the written representations of the Interested Parties and having considered the Home Office Guidance, the objectives of the Licensing Act 2003 and the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy, the Sub-Committee
RESOLVED – T H A T the application be granted as applied for save for the agreed conditions as per the memorandum from Environmental Health dated 24th May, 2012, and attached at Appendix C to the report.
Reason for decision
Members, having considered very carefully the amenity to the local residents, felt that with the conditions attached to the licence, and good day to day management, no problems should arise.