by Nigel Bakhai on 28 March, 2014
Ealing Council’s Licensing Committee have conducted a review of two off licences in Hanwell town centre this month at the request of local police in a bid to tackle the issue of street drinking and associated anti-social behaviour in the area.
Sunrise Supermarket at 137 Uxbridge Road in Hanwell were found to be in breach of a number of their licensing conditions. In November, HM Revenue & Customs seized vodka, wine, tobacco and shisha from the premises. This follows a similar raid in 2010 when vodka, wine and beer were also seized by HM Revenue & Customs from the store. Police also provided witness statements that the shop was selling alcohol to intoxicated people and the council’s Regulatory Services found them selling alcohol outside of their permitted hours.
I also submitted my comments to the committee that I had personally seen the shop selling alcohol to someone who was drunk on a weekday morning and requested that the committee impose conditions to limit the store from selling high strength beers and spirits.
As a result of the review, the Licensing Committee agreed to add 4 new conditions which include a ban on them selling single cans or bottles of beer, new signage stating no sale of alcohol to street drinkers, regular licensing training for staff and joining a Pubwatch or similar scheme.
The premises have 21 days to appeal against the decision.Leave a comment