You may have seen the folowing comment left on onlinefocus today by a Rawreth Lane Resident. We thought it was important enough to highlight it here:
“ANOTHER APPLICATION RE 24 HOUR LICENSE
On picking up the ASDA rubbish from my front garden I picked up a Licensing Notification re ASDA applying to be able to supply alcohol twenty four hours a day, seven days a week & to include the provision of late night refreshment from 2300 hours to 0500 hours the following morning seven days a week.
I’m not sure how many local residents are aware of this application. Any representations by interested parties must be received in writing by the Licensing Authority no later than 8th January 2009”
It accordance with the law on licensing, we are not making any comments of our own right now – though everyone else is free to do so.
Asda did try to apply once before, and at that stage an Onlinefocus reader provided the following information:
‘Shops, stores and supermarkets should normally be free to provide sales of alcohol for consumption off the premises at any times when the retail outlet is open for shopping unless there are good reasons based on the licensing objectives for restricting those hours. For example a limitation may be appropriate following police representations in the case of some shops known to be a focus of disorder and disturbance because youths gather there’
The application number is 08/00741/LAPREV and you can view it here
You can comment online.
The expiry date for consultations is indeed 08/01/2009.