National Eisteddfod of Wales

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Blake Morgan were very proud to act for the National Eisteddfod in assisting them with the grant of a premises licence for the event which took place over the last 2 weeks.

Speaking as the Monmouthshire and District National Eisteddfod drew to a close, outgoing Eisteddfod President, Garry Nicholas, spoke of the success of this year’s festival held at Castle Meadows, Abergavenny.

He said, “Sometimes, everything comes together to create the perfect Eisteddfod. There’s an enthusiasm nationally and locally, excellent competing and a fantastic atmosphere on the Maes and in the local town. It happened this year in Monmouthshire. Mr Nicholas went on to praise the Local Authority for their partnership working in ensuring the event was so successful. 

The premises licence had been opposed by local residents who raised concerns under the public safety and public nuisance licensing objectives. Jon Wallsgrove, Partner in our Licensing and Regulatory Team attended the Licensing Committee hearing and was able to reassure the Committee that the fears expressed had been adequately addressed and that they should have every confidence that all the Licensing objectives would be promoted. Jon commented: "This was one of those cases which highlights the importance of planning well in advance, working together with all the responsible authorities, taking nothing for granted and leaving no stone unturned. I was not only impressed with the level of work my client had already undertaken before they instructed me but equally the commitment and enthusiasm of those representatives from the responsible authorities involved in the process. That combined effort made my job all the more easier. It's no wonder this is such a fantastic event year on year."

“The Eisteddfod were impressed with Blake Morgan’s response, at relatively short notice, to their request for assistance with what was a challenging but eventually rewarding location for this year’s event. Thank you very much.”

H. Aled National Eisteddfod of Wales