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Chorleywood Premier update

posted 13 Apr 2013, 04:29 by Unknown user   [ updated 13 Apr 2013, 04:37 ]
Despite enforcement action taken by the Three Rivers licencing committee, Chorleywood Premier still continues to sell alcohol. As we wrote back in January Chorleywood Premier licence revoked again the licensing committee revoked the owners licence to sell alcohol. But pretty much as expected the licencee appealed the decision right up against the deadline and until the appeal is heard they were able to continue to sell alcohol.

As the wheels of justice turn slowly, it's unlikely that the appeal would have been heard by now in any case, but there has been a development whereby the appeal probably won't be heard. Ownership of the business has been transferred to a new owner, and the new owner has applied for their own licence which has been approved. The licencing committee have to take each licencing application on its own merits, and can't link the performance of a previous licencee to a new applicant, even if at the same premises. However the new licencee seem to be taking their responsibilities more seriously, and an additional camera has been installed in the shop and the sales assistants are now operating a Challenge 25 policy and other commitments have been made. Our local police are keeping a careful eye on the situation.

For further reporting please see the most recent Watford Observer article

We hope that the new owner takes their responsibilities seriously and will continue to represent the interests of residents where it is needed.