Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Wednesday, 26th May, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Cathy Hayward, Committee Services Officer  Tel: 020 8770 4990 | Email:


No. Item


Welcome and introductions


Attendees and those watching on the live stream were welcomed.


Election of Chair


Councillor Jillian Green proposed that Councillor Jake Short be elected as Chairfor the duration of the meeting, this was seconded by Councillor Richard Clifton.




1.    Councillor Jake Short be elected as Chair for the duration of the meeting.


Declarations of interest


There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes of the previous meeting

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 18 May 2021.

To follow


The minutes of the previous meeting were not available.


Licensing Sub-Committee - Hearings Procedure pdf icon PDF 115 KB


The Chair drew attention to the Council’s procedure to be followed at the meeting.


Licence Application pdf icon PDF 86 KB

An application relating to Cheam Park Cafe Limited, Cheam Park, Tudor Close, Cheam, SM3 8QS.


The application seeks a new premises licence to permit Supply of Alcohol - retail (on the premises) during the following hours, everyday 11:00am till 19:00pm.

Additional documents:






Licensing Act 2003 - Notice of Determination


Date of issue:  28 May 2021


Decision taken by the Licensing Sub-Committee on: 26 May 2021


Application by: Ms Adriana Stringer


Application for a new premises licence held in respect of the premises known as Cheam Park Cafe Limited, Cheam Park, Tudor Close, Cheam, SM3 8QS




Councillor Richard Clifton

Councillor Jillian Green

Councillor  Jake Short



Ms Adriana Stringer



Saima Khan Legal Advisor

Hannah Smith, Licensing Officer

Cathy Hayward, Committee Services Officer


The Hearing


The Licensing Officer introduced the matter for determination and informed the Sub-Committee that Ms Adriana Stringer had applied for a new premises licence  in respect of the premises known as Cheam Park Cafe Limited, Cheam Park, Tudor Close, Cheam, SM3 8QS


The application sought the grant of the following:


a new premises licence to permit Supply of Alcohol - retail (on the premises) during the following hours Monday to Sunday: 11.00 hours - 19.00 hours


with opening hours of Monday to Sunday: 08:30 hours - 19:00 hours



The Licensing Officer informed the Sub-Committee that the proposed hours of licensable activities and the hours of operation are laid out in Appendix 1 and 2.


The Licensing Officer explained that the applicant had advertised the application, as required, by way of a poster at the premises and by advertisement in a local newspaper and that the application had also been advertised on the Council’s website.


It was confirmed that all Responsible Authorities received a copy of the application.


Trading Standards initially raised concerns following further consultation the applicant had addressed the concerns and made amendments to their operating schedule reflected in the conditions shown in Appendix 3 of the report. In light of these amendments the representation made by the Trading Standards Officer had been satisfied.


Two valid representations were received from Other Persons. The representations referred to matters that related to the prevention of public nuisance licensing objective.


The Licensing Officer confirmed that copies of all representations have been forwarded to the applicant and had been made available to the Sub-Committee.

There were no questions from the panel to the Licensing officer.


The Sub-Committee then heard a submission from the applicant Ms Stringer the main points raised included:


·         She had been a tenant at the cafe for 15 years, with a proven record.

·         She was adaptable to the challenges for example had created a covid secure premises.

·         She had worked with the police, the Safer Parks team, councillors and the community, and the premises was trouble free.

·         She was a local resident

·         She had received no complaints from the parks team, who had also provided a reference.

·         There had been a number of events held in the park in recent years which had the benefit of a licence, including for late night provision.

·         There are other licensed premises closer to the residential areas surrounding the park than the cafe.

·         Several parks in the area had licenced premises within them.

·         Alcohol was  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.


Any urgent business

To consider any items which, in the view of the Chair, should be dealt with as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances (in accordance with S100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972).


There was no urgent business.