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No. Item


Election of Chairman


Following a vote, Councillor Graham Bridgman was elected as Chairman of the Sub-Committee.


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest from Members.


There were no declarations of interest received.


Application No. 21/00611/LQN - The Breeze, Hawkridge House, Hawkridge Hill, Frilsham, RG18 9XA pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Proposal:     Premises License

Location:      Hawkridge House, Hawkridge Hill, Frilsham, RG18 9XA

Applicant:     The Breeze Drinks Company Ltd.

Additional documents:


Councillor Graham Bridgman, Chairman of the Sub-Committee, welcomed everyone to the meeting and explained the hybrid meeting process. Those participants who had joined the meeting via Zoom confirmed they had heard and understood the introduction. Councillor Bridgman went on to explain the order in which parties would be asked to speak and when there would be an opportunity to ask questions of the parties.

Councillor Bridgman introduced the Sub-Committee and explained that there would be no substitute member in attendance at this meeting.

The Sub-Committee considered a report (Agenda Item 2(1)) concerning Licensing Application 21/00611/LQN in respect of The Breeze Drinks Company, Hawkridge House, Hawkridge Hill, Frilsham, RG18 9XA.

Before the commencement of the Sub-Committee, Beth Varcoe, Solicitor, West Berkshire Council, informed all parties that following discussions between the applicant and Thames Valley Police regarding additional conditions to the licence, further written material was available for consideration by the Sub-Committee.

The Chairman of the Sub-Committee, Councillor Graham Bridgman confirmed that Mrs Breeze was to be treated as being the applicant in requesting the additional written material to be considered by the Sub-Committee.

The Chairman explained that the additional written material could only be accepted for consideration if all parties agreed to the acceptance of the material.

All parties agreed to take the additional information into account and the Sub-Committee adjourned at 13:21 to consider the document. The Sub-Committee re-commenced at 13:30.

Following a question from the Sub-Committee Chairman, all parties confirmed that there were no further documents to be submitted.

In accordance with the Council’s Constitution, Emilia Matheou (Licensing Officer, West Berkshire Council), Mrs Elena Breeze (Applicant), Mr Joe Szopa (Applicant’s company representative) and Councillor Andrea Arnold (Objector on behalf of Frilsham Parish Council) addressed the Sub-Committee on this application.

Ms Matheou, in addressing the Sub-Committee, raised the following points:

·        West Berkshire Council received an application on 9th August 2021 for the grant of a premises licence under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 for the premises at Hawkridge House, Hawkridge Hill, Frilsham, Thatcham.

·        The application was for the supply of alcohol (on and off the premises) from 00:00 to 24:00.

·        The application related to the online sale of alcoholic beverages with occasional private (by invitation only) promotional events for up to 100 people to be held in the garden and or the ground floor of the house.

·        The 28 day consultation period ran from 10th August 2021 to 6th September 2021. The Responsible Authorities, Ward Member and Parish Council had been advised by email on 10th August 2021.

·        The application had been advertised in accordance with the Regulations, with the required blue notices being placed at the premises and checked by an officer from the Public Protection Partnership on the 13 August 2021 and 02 September 2021, and an advert had been placed in the Newbury Weekly News on the 12 August 2021.

·        During the consultation period, one objection had been received from Frilsham Parish Council. In terms of the online sales,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.