by Nigel Bakhai on 22 April, 2014
A Licensing review was held in March at the request of the Met Police into two off licences in Hanwell.
Street drinking is a real problem in Hanwell town centre, but particularly in St Mellitus Church garden. Tackling anti-social behaviour from alcohol is one of the Elthorne police priorities and the Met Police called for a review into Laghmani’s Food & Wine on the Uxbridge Road following a series of breaches in their licence.
In November, HM Revenue & Customs seized beer, liquor, cigarettes and tobacco from the premises and this follows similar seizures in 2010 and 2012. Police officers also witnessed two incidents of the shop selling alcohol to intoxicated individuals.
As a result of the review, the Licensing committee agreed to impose a two month suspension of their licence and the removal of the current Designated Premises Supervisor. Four new conditions were also added including one preventing single cans or bottles of beer to be sold, no strong beers over 6 percent to be sold, improvements to the CCTV coverage and a new trained Designated Premises Supervisor to be installed.
The premises had 21 days to appeal against the decision. However, subsequently it transpires that Laghmanis Food & Wine has changed hands and that the new owners are trading off the old licence. A new licensing application has now been submitted under the trading name Lucky Mart and the consultation ends on 30th April. I have submitted my comments requesting that the new conditions imposed by the Licensing committee be retained preventing them from selling single cans of high strength beer.Leave a comment