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New alcohol licence for Post Office store permitted

posted 13 May 2012, 00:49 by Tomo   [ updated 13 May 2012, 00:58 ]
We have learnt that Three Rivers Council's Licensing Sub Committee has met regarding the application by Chorleywood Post Office for an alcohol licence application.

Several residents have contacted us about this application, who are generally concerned regarding the ongoing problems of youths loitering around the lower road area and making a nuisance of themselves whilst loitering around the shops that are open.

A number of representations were made to the licencing sub-committee including our local councillors. Generally the objections were around the proposed trading hours, and the ability of the licensee to ensure that their trade doesn't cause ongoing problems with anti-social behaviour.

Despite objections, the Sub Committee have approved the application with reduced trading hours: until 9pm Monday to Saturday and 4pm on Sunday, and with other conditions to limit under age sales and mitigate youths drinking on the public bench outside the premise.

The licencee has also been reminded that the Council has, and will use, its powers to call in anyone’s licence for review if there are infringements to the conditions. We will continue to monitor this situation and encourage any residents with concerns to contact us at planning@chorleywoodresidents.co.uk

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