Council Licencing Committee takes action at Railway
Published 21 December
Following a request by South Wales Police, the Vale of
Glamorgan Council’s Licensing Committee has agreed interim steps to
be put in place at the Railway Hotel, Penarth.
The move follows recent incidents of violence which
occurred on the premises, resulting in five Police officers
requiring hospital treatment for their injuries.
A full review of the premises license is due to take place
on 12 January 2011.
The Licensing Act 2003 allows the police to trigger a
fast-track process to review a premise licence and for the
licensing authority to take necessary steps within 48 hours,
pending a full review.
South Wales Police made an application for an expedited
review on Wednesday 15 December 2010 and an interim hearing was
held two days later on December 17 2010.
A number of interim measures were agreed pending a full
hearing which, under the legislation, must be held within 28 days.
The interim measures include restrictions on the hours alcohol can
be served, increased staff on duty and a restriction on the use of
small glass bottles.
Cllr John Thomas, Chairman of the council’s Licensing
Committee, said: "This is the first time the council has been asked
by South Wales Police to consider an expedited review of a licensed
premises and it shows we can, and will, act quickly to ensure the
licensing objectives are met.
"Our main concern with licensed premises is to ensure that
the licensing objectives of preventing crime and disorder,
preventing public nuisance, public safety and protecting children
from harm are promoted."