Venue: Conference Room 1a, County Hall, Ruthin
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POINT OF NOTICE
Mrs. Vanessa Steele,
Premises Licence Holder and Designated Premises Supervisor for The Galley, Rhyl
(agenda item 3) was not in attendance and hearing of the Review Application was
delayed pending confirmation regarding her representation. During a subsequent telephone conversation
Mrs. Steele confirmed she wished to be represented at the hearing by Ms.
Kayleigh Mannion, a member of bar staff at the premises. The Licensing Sub Committee agreed to proceed
with the hearing on that basis.
APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR
To appoint a Chair for the meeting.
Councillor Hugh Irving was appointed Chair for the meeting.
Councillor Hugh Irving was appointed Chair for the meeting.
welcomed all parties to the meeting and all present were introduced. The hearing procedures had been circulated
previously to all parties and copies of the Statement of Licensing Policy were
made available at the meeting.
DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
Members to declare any personal or prejudicial interests in the business identified to be considered at this meeting.
No declarations of interest had been raised.
No declarations of personal or prejudicial interest had been
To consider an application from North Wales Police for the Review of a Premises Licence made in accordance with Section 51 of the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of The Galley, 118 Vale Road, Rhyl (an outline of the submission and associated papers are attached).
RESOLVED that –
(a) the Designated Premises Supervisor be
(b) the Premises Licence be suspended for a
period of three months or such lesser time as North Wales Police indicate to
the licensing authority that it is satisfied that the management of the premises
is adhering to the licensing objectives and is prepared to have some meaningful
liaison with North Wales Police.
A report by the Head of Planning and Public Protection
(previously circulated) was submitted upon –
application having been received from North Wales Police for the Review of a Premises
Licence held by Mrs. Vanessa Michelle Steele in respect of The Galley, 118 Vale
Road, Rhyl (a copy of the existing Premises Licence and current operating
schedule having been attached as Appendix A to the report);
grounds for review related to the Licensing Objectives for the Prevention of
Crime and Disorder and Public Safety and were –
“as a result of the concerns that North Wales Police
has in respect of the management at the licensed premises. The Premises Licence Holder (who is also the Designated
Premises Supervisor) has failed to engage with the Force to address these
concerns, despite clear evidence of a lack of understanding of the Licensing
Objectives as defined under the Licensing Act 2003.”
full details of the Review application having been
attached as Appendix B to the report;
Wales Police and the Council having embarked on a joint initiative to visit
licensed premises in the Rhyl area to highlight the requirements of licensed
premises not to serve people who were drunk as well as to generate support for
the local Pubwatch scheme (Pubwatch was a national voluntary scheme set up with
the aim of achieving a safe, secure and responsibly led social drinking
environment in licensed premises);
visit to The Galley undertaken on 27 May 2018 as part of that initiative during
which officers were subjected to foul language, confrontational and aggressive
behaviour by a drunk member of the premises management and officers’ opinion
that the management team held some contempt to the Pubwatch scheme and would
serve whom they wished;
letter having been sent to the Premises Licence Holder inviting her to attend a
meeting to discuss Police concerns and agree a supportive way forward and her
response that should she wish to become a member of the local Pubwatch scheme
in future she would inform the Police and Local Authority;
Premises Licence Holder having also failed to attend a further meeting arranged
by the Police to discuss concerns and agree a mutual understanding of the legal
requirement to further promote the licensing objectives;
Premises Licence Holder in response to the Review application having suggested
she was willing to attend any local Pubwatch meetings (a copy of the response
having been attached as Appendix C to the report);
provided by the Police from a body camera during a follow up licensing visit on
1 June 2018 having been submitted in evidence and viewed by members prior to
the hearing – the footage showed an individual on the premises who had been banned
under the Pubwatch Scheme;
need to consider the Review application taking due account of the Guidance
issued by the Secretary of State and the Council’s Statement of Licensing
to the joint enforcement protocol with North Wales Police and the Council and
three stage enforcement with an escalation mechanism – the failure of the
Premises Licence Holder to engage with Police having resulted in immediate
escalation to stage three, and
available to the committee when determining the Review application.
The Enforcement Officer (HB) introduced the report and outlined the facts of the case. There had been some confusion on the part of the premises management with regard to the Designated Premises Supervisor and it was clarified that Mrs. Vanessa Steele was the Designated Premises Supervisor, not Ms. Kayleigh Mannion. Mrs. ... view the full minutes text for item 3.
To consider an application for a new Premises Licence submitted in accordance with Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of 39 Well Street, Ruthin (an outline of the submission and associated papers are attached).
Please note the procedure to be taken by the Sub Committee (which is attached to this agenda).
RESOLVED that the
application be granted as applied for subject to conditions.
A report by the Head of
Planning and Public Protection (previously circulated) was submitted upon –
an application having been received from Richard
John Green for a new Premises Licence in respect of 39
Well Street, Ruthin proposing to operate as a micro-pub selling alcohol for
consumption on and off the premises;
the applicant having requested authorisation
to provide the following licensable activities –
four written representations (Appendix B to the report)
having been received in response to the public notice relating to possible
disturbance from noise and anti-social behaviour;
the Council’s Environmental Health Section having
submitted representations (Appendix C to the report) relating to the premises
close proximity to residential properties and proposed a number of conditions
(which had been agreed by the Applicant) to
be imposed should the licence be granted to
assist in the prevention of public nuisance;
the North Wales Police having submitted
representations to the application and proposed a number of conditions (which
had been agreed by the Applicant) to be imposed should the licence
be granted in order to promote the prevention of crime and disorder licensing
objective (Appendix D to the report);
the Applicant having also provided a written
response to the concerns of residents (Appendix E to the report) and indicated
a willingness to mediate with the Interested Parties – however some objectors
had indicated they preferred the matter to be brought before the Licensing Sub
the need to consider the application taking due
account of the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy; Guidance issued by the
Secretary of State; other relevant legislation and relevant representations
available to the committee when determining the application.
Officer (HB) introduced the report and outlined the facts of the case.
The Applicant, Mr.
Richard Green was in attendance in support of his application together with his
wife, Mrs. S. Green and his business partner Mr. D. McPherson. Mrs. Green summarised
the application for a micro-pub requesting permitted hours from 12 noon to
10.00 p.m. but advised that usual opening hours would be between 3.00 p.m. and
10.00 p.m. apart from a Saturday. The
business would not usually be open on a Monday unless it was a bank holiday.
In response to
members’ questions –
Mr. Green provided some background to the business
proposal and included his experience in the brewing industry and recently
opened micro-pubs in Rhyl and Prestatyn which
operated with similar licensing conditions; he also gave assurances regarding
compliance with the proposed conditions
Mr. McPherson also provided some background to his
involvement and experience in the brewing industry and elaborated upon
partnership plans with Mr. Green for the proposed micro-pub in Ruthin
assurances were provided that there had been no
incidents at any of the micro-pubs operated by the Applicant where the Police
had been called and records were kept of any refusals to serve; CCTV was also
details were provided of staff training, including
induction and policy requirements, together with training opportunities in
terms of licensing and management as appropriate; a hands on approach was taken
· reference was made to the target market with a demographic of mixed gender, age range 30 to 65; quality products were sold at a higher price point than the competition because the products were hand crafted; a safe and welcoming ... view the full minutes text for item 4.