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NORTH LIVERPOOL: Tuebrook off licence caused a backlash

NORTH LIVERPOOL: Tuebrook off licence caused a backlash

A shop’s plans to sell alcohol until 2am have caused a backlash in one part of north Liverpool, Image: Google Maps

A shop’s plans to sell alcohol until 2am have caused a backlash in one part of north Liverpool.

Aram Mahmoudzadeh has applied for a licence for a shop in Tuebrook which would allow it to sell booze from 8am until the early hours of the morning.

However, a number of neigbhours and ward councillors have objected to the proposals for the West Derby Road premises.

Ward councillor Steve Radford said granting the licence would lead to more street drinking, while one neighbours said the late night closing was out of keeping with the rest of the are.

In a statement to the licensing and gambling sub-committee, councillor Radford said: “Tuebrook already has numerous convenience stores selling alcohol. All of the others have a licence which limits sales to 23.00 hrs

“The extension of licence to 2.00am would invariably mean the late night congregation of street drinkers and other revellers leading to incidence of disorderly and violent behaviour.”

One neighbour said that at the moment other shops in the area close at which 11pm “which helps cut down some antisocial behaviour, if one is extended they will all apply which will be very detrimental to the area”.

Councillor Radford said street drinking already caused issues along West Derby Road.

He said: “This late licence would allow drinking late into the early hours of the morning. It has been reported before that street drinkers and others are still seen drinking on the main thoroughfare of West Derby Rd at 6.00am and later causing obstruction, inappropriate behaviours and drunkenness and violence.

“Also people wishing to buy alcohol would be drawn into the area from outlying and adjacent areas late at night causing noise and disruption.”

Mr Mahmoudzadeh will have a chance to respond to the objection at a hearing on October 20.

 

Words: Nick Tyrrell, Local Demcoracy Reporter


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