Hundreds object to Birkenhead store's booze bid

Hundreds object to Birkenhead store's booze bid

Hundreds object to Birkenhead store's booze bid

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Police and householders are objecting to an application for a Birkenhead store to sell booze.

A petition against the proposal has been signed by 268 residents and received by Wirral Council's licensing panel.

The applicant has asked for permission to sell alcohol from 6am to 11pm, seven days a week.

But neighbours living near the JSM store, at the corner of Glover Street and Woodchurch Road, fear anti-social behaviour will increase if the request is granted.

A report to be studied by licensing councillors says residents are also worried under-age drinking could increase - Merseyside Police say there already is a problem with street-drinkers in the area.

Officers have expressed concerns that "licensing objectives" - which include prevention of crime, disorder and public nuisance - will not be upheld if the bid is granted.

The licensing committee will discuss the application when it meets at Wallasey town hall next Thursday.

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11:24am Wed 16 Apr 14

WirralAl says...

The problem is not caused by the JSM Shop. Plenty of other shops sell it including the big chains but nobody is trying to stop them so I feel personally that it is wrong to blame one shop unless they have evidence of supply to under age people.

It is a culture problem that is across the country and to many people drink far too much and become anti-social especially in deprived areas. More help and treatment is needed for problem drinkers and perhaps Alcohol awareness courses similar to speed awareness courses could be introduced.

Preventing one shop is unfair and unjust but perhaps the hours could be reduced as what kind of people want to but alcohol at 6 in the morning!!!!
The problem is not caused by the JSM Shop. Plenty of other shops sell it including the big chains but nobody is trying to stop them so I feel personally that it is wrong to blame one shop unless they have evidence of supply to under age people. It is a culture problem that is across the country and to many people drink far too much and become anti-social especially in deprived areas. More help and treatment is needed for problem drinkers and perhaps Alcohol awareness courses similar to speed awareness courses could be introduced. Preventing one shop is unfair and unjust but perhaps the hours could be reduced as what kind of people want to but alcohol at 6 in the morning!!!! WirralAl
  • Score: -5

2:25pm Wed 16 Apr 14

rover600 says...

The reality is there are already too many off licences in and around Birkenhead, we certainly do not need any more thanks.
The reality is there are already too many off licences in and around Birkenhead, we certainly do not need any more thanks. rover600
  • Score: 5

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