New off licence bid in Hoe Street, Walthamstow

First published in Waltham Forest East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

A BUSINESSMAN has applied to open a new off licence but there are concerns the shop could attract trouble-makers and criminals.


Mihail-Eduard Andrei wants to sell booze from the shop, at 245 Hoe Street by its junction with Third Avenue in Walthamstow, between 10am and 8pm seven days a week.


But a man claiming to be a spokesperson for businesses in the area has objected due to concerns it will lead to an escalation of crime and disorder in the area.


He said there was already a problem with drug addicts and drunks in the area, and a new shop would make such problems worse, according to council documents.
 

Mr Andrei initially wanted a licence to stay open until 11pm but was persuaded to change his application when police said they would not object if the proposed hours were reduced.


Councillors on Waltham Forest Council's licensing sub-committee panel will decide on the application during a meeting on Tuesday January 8.

 

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11:11am Mon 31 Dec 12

cynicalsue says...

Aren't there enough places to buy booze already?
Aren't there enough places to buy booze already? cynicalsue
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12:11pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Trevor 2 says...

cynicalsue wrote:
Aren't there enough places to buy booze already?
Seconded!
[quote][p][bold]cynicalsue[/bold] wrote: Aren't there enough places to buy booze already?[/p][/quote]Seconded! Trevor 2
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12:50pm Mon 31 Dec 12

malpasc says...

Gosh, just what Walthamstow needs, another off licence - that'll really get the shoppers flocking.

Whilst we're at it I'm not sure we've got enough dodgy chicken takeaways, betting shops, pawn shops, or pound shops.

Seriously, with this new bargain booze addition to the local retail estate we'll be right up there with Westfield and Oxford Street..
Gosh, just what Walthamstow needs, another off licence - that'll really get the shoppers flocking. Whilst we're at it I'm not sure we've got enough dodgy chicken takeaways, betting shops, pawn shops, or pound shops. Seriously, with this new bargain booze addition to the local retail estate we'll be right up there with Westfield and Oxford Street.. malpasc
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12:02am Sat 5 Jan 13

demonmaster1977 says...

I think a new Halal Butchers is needed
I think a new Halal Butchers is needed demonmaster1977
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