Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 10.00 am

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New Premises Licence - Party at the Mill, Station Mill, Station Road, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9JQ (LR539) pdf icon PDF 320 KB

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(Due to technical issues, the Chairperson announced that the start time of this meeting was adjourned to 10.20am)



(Report LR539)


            The Chairperson welcomed all those present to the meeting:



·         Kirby Sinclair - Company Director

·         Rachel Everitt-Sharpe – Café Manager


Representations by ‘Other Persons’

·         Alan Wallis

·         Carolyn Torkington

·         Carolyn Torkington (on behalf of Mr & Mrs Cannings)

·         Joanne Rodgers (on behalf of Elisabeth Blackbourn)

·         Roger Lockyer

·         Chris Tiltman (on behalf of Shelly Tiltman)


The Licensing Officer introduced the report which set out an application for a New Premises Licence under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 for Party at the Mill, Station Mill, Station Road, Alresford. The premises was described as a coffee shop offering retail products in addition to a brunch and evening menu.


The application was seeking the supply of alcohol (for consumption on and off   the premises) as the only licensable activity, between the hours of 0800 and 2300 Monday to Sunday and between the hours of 0800 and 0130 on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve with the proposed premises’ opening hours as 0800 to 2330 Monday to Saturday, 0800 to 2230 on Sunday and 0800 to 0200 on Christmas and New Year’s Eve, as set out in appendix 1 to the report. 


The Sub Committee were advised that no representations had been received by Responsible Authorities. However, 15 representations had been received from ‘Other Persons’, all against the application and primarily relating to the licensing objectives of the prevention of crime and disorder and the prevention of public nuisance. These representations were set out in full in appendix 2.


In conclusion, the Licensing Officer advised the Sub-Committee that, if minded to approve the application, there were conditions to consider, as set out in section 5 of the report, which the Sub-Committee could amend as appropriate to promote the licensing objectives.


In response to questions from the Sub-Committee, the Licensing Officer clarified that the opening hours on an application were not enforceable but were there for information purposes and that the proposed licensable activities were the matter for consideration.


Furthermore, it was clarified that there were a number of circumstances where the provision of live and recorded music activities was deregulated and did not require a licence, one of these instances was a premises that was licensed for the sale of alcohol on the premises, as was the case in this particular application, thereby allowing the applicant to have live (amplified) music and recorded music between 0800 hours and 2300 hours Monday to Sunday if the application was granted.


At the invitation of the Chairperson, the applicant, Mr Sinclair and the proposed designated premises supervisor, Ms Everitt-Sharpe, addressed the Sub-Committee and responded to questions.


Mr Sinclair set out the application and clarified that ‘Party@’ was not a party venue or stand around bar and predominantly served speciality coffee with several other premises in London. He  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

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