Premises Application Charney Manor


The Society of Friends has submitted an application to the Vale of White Horse District Council for a Premises Licence. This was accepted as valid on 5th April and information posted on the Vale website.

On this page information is provided that may not be available on the District Council website. It will be kept as up to date as possible.

The application (below) is in several parts and asks for:

  • A licence to supply alcohol for consumption (inside and outside) on and off the premises:
    • For guests and residents at any time;
    • For the public up to 23.00 hours;
    • For those attending events (limited to 20 per annum) from mid-day to 00.30 hours:
  • A licence to play amplified recorded music indoors at events from 23.00 – 01.00 hours;
  • A licence to play amplified live music indoors at events from 23.00 – 00.30 hours.

Residents wishing to make comment must send them to the District Council by 2nd April. Its website does not allow for on-line comment at present and if this persists submit comments by email to or by writing to the District Council Offices. You must say whether or not you are objecting and which of the four licensing objectives you are addressing. For example: if concerned at potential noise and disturbance you should refer to “Prevention of Public Nuisance”; or if it’s about traffic “Public Safety”. Please consider copying your comment to the Parish Council (details below).

*************Update – 15th April 2021************

The District Council has received 31 objections to the proposals (including that submitted by the Parish Council – below). The application will now be heard by the District Licensing Sub-Committee at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 4th May on Microsoft Teams. The officer dealing with the application will be publishing his report a minimum of 10 days before the meeting i.e. by Friday 24th April.

The Parish Council will be registering to speak at the meeting. It would be helpful if anyone intending to speak could get in touch with the Parish Clerk to see if a plan can be agreed on how best to use the allocated 20 minutes.


Application Form

Plan of Licensed Area 

Public Notice outside Manor (6th March)

List of proposed conditions

Policy and Guidance

Government guidance on how to make representations

Vale of White Horse Premises Licence Policy

Residents Meeting (24th March)

Parish Council Chairman Opening Statement

Statement by Stewart Jeffrey and Catherine Hilliard (Trustees and Co-Clerks of Charney Manor)

Meeting Note (contains information on application process)

Presentation Slides

Residents’ Comments

Table of comments submitted to the District Council (to 26th March 2021)

Parish Council Comment

Bulletin to Village (1) – 11th March 2021

Bulletin to Village (2) – 17th March 2021

Bulletin to Village (3) – 26th March 2021

Parish Council FULL Submission to Vale Licensing Team

District Council Documents

Licensing Officer report to meeting of 4th May

Trevor Brown,  (Clerk) Charney Bassett Parish Council

01235 868282