Police warning over Walthamstow shop license bid

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Warning over shop hoping to sell alcohol for 20 hours per day Warning over shop hoping to sell alcohol for 20 hours per day

Police have urged the council to reject a planning application from a shop which wants to sell alcohol for up to 20 hours a day.

Today, the planning committee will rule on whether customers at Metro Express in Hoe Street, Walthamstow, can buy alcohol between 6am until 2am, seven days per week.

Shopowner Mr Hasan Huseyin Sari currently has a license from 6am until midnight during the week and 8am until midnight on Sundays.

Mr Sari has moved to reassure committee members, saying the shop has 24-hour CCTV and has had no problems with anti-social behaviour.

He said: “Since I have taken over I have had a good relationship with all the customers, I have never had to call the police.

“I always ask for ID.”

Later the planning committee will consider a letter from the police which strongly objects to the plan.

Police licensing officer Matt Brown said last year there were 79 crimes within 150 meters of the shop.

He states: “It is the Police Licensing Team’s view that alcohol related crime will be exacerbated by this shop selling alcohol for use off the premises with extended hours until 2am.

“In addition to this there are fewer police on duty at the times requested and any additional calls will result in a further drain on police resources.”

Four people living in the area also objected.

The committee meeting will take place at 2pm today at Waltham Forest Town Hall.

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1:04pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

Licence has two 'c's'

Anyhow no doubt they will get a licence as there are of course only about 100 other shops selling cheap booze 24 hours a day thanks to Labour.
Licence has two 'c's' Anyhow no doubt they will get a licence as there are of course only about 100 other shops selling cheap booze 24 hours a day thanks to Labour. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 6

1:24pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Dave mp says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Licence has two 'c's'

Anyhow no doubt they will get a licence as there are of course only about 100 other shops selling cheap booze 24 hours a day thanks to Labour.
Brown envelops are the problem?
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Licence has two 'c's' Anyhow no doubt they will get a licence as there are of course only about 100 other shops selling cheap booze 24 hours a day thanks to Labour.[/p][/quote]Brown envelops are the problem? Dave mp
  • Score: 5

8:13am Tue 29 Apr 14

stickmanny says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Licence has two 'c's'

Anyhow no doubt they will get a licence as there are of course only about 100 other shops selling cheap booze 24 hours a day thanks to Labour.
Wow so the Coalition had no power to change anything during the last 4 years?

They just put through the thinnest Queen's Speech in history. If they had any guts they could have reversed some of the last government's policies, then we could have lived in bliss for ever with loads of money and no problems.

If only the Coalition would listen to Cornbeefur
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Licence has two 'c's' Anyhow no doubt they will get a licence as there are of course only about 100 other shops selling cheap booze 24 hours a day thanks to Labour.[/p][/quote]Wow so the Coalition had no power to change anything during the last 4 years? They just put through the thinnest Queen's Speech in history. If they had any guts they could have reversed some of the last government's policies, then we could have lived in bliss for ever with loads of money and no problems. If only the Coalition would listen to Cornbeefur stickmanny
  • Score: 0

8:43am Tue 29 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

stickmanny wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
Licence has two 'c's'

Anyhow no doubt they will get a licence as there are of course only about 100 other shops selling cheap booze 24 hours a day thanks to Labour.
Wow so the Coalition had no power to change anything during the last 4 years?

They just put through the thinnest Queen's Speech in history. If they had any guts they could have reversed some of the last government's policies, then we could have lived in bliss for ever with loads of money and no problems.

If only the Coalition would listen to Cornbeefur
How can they take away licences already granted, only to be accused by Labour of destroying thousands of jobs.

The damage created by Labour is difficult to reverse, like the 'cocaine addictive' gaming machine relaxation. Labour ruined the country after 13 years, has blood on their hands for fruitless wars, has alienated Muslims, Labour and their Champagne Socialist leaders are a national disgrace.

Look what the Labour unions are doing to the capital city of the world today.
Continuing to ruin peoples lives even in opposition.
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Licence has two 'c's' Anyhow no doubt they will get a licence as there are of course only about 100 other shops selling cheap booze 24 hours a day thanks to Labour.[/p][/quote]Wow so the Coalition had no power to change anything during the last 4 years? They just put through the thinnest Queen's Speech in history. If they had any guts they could have reversed some of the last government's policies, then we could have lived in bliss for ever with loads of money and no problems. If only the Coalition would listen to Cornbeefur[/p][/quote]How can they take away licences already granted, only to be accused by Labour of destroying thousands of jobs. The damage created by Labour is difficult to reverse, like the 'cocaine addictive' gaming machine relaxation. Labour ruined the country after 13 years, has blood on their hands for fruitless wars, has alienated Muslims, Labour and their Champagne Socialist leaders are a national disgrace. Look what the Labour unions are doing to the capital city of the world today. Continuing to ruin peoples lives even in opposition. Villagecranberry
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