Burnley residents launch petition to oppose off-licence

RESIDENTS have rallied together to oppose plans to open the 10th off-licence in their neighbourhood.

Around 120 residents have signed a petition against the proposal to open a shop in Brennand Street in Burnley.

Residents said that there were already nine off-licences within a 500 yard radius and the area suffered from anti-social behaviour, litter and criminal damage as a result.

An application from Tariq Hussain Shah to open the off-licence at 12 Brennand Street from 9am to 10pm every day has been submitted to Burnley Council, and the licensing committee will make a decision on it at a meeting on January 8.

A total of 119 people have signed the petition organised by the Burnley Lane Residents Action Group.

Jennifer Braddock, secretary of the group, said: “Within a 500 yard radius of this property we already have nine outlets selling alcohol.

“This area suffers from a high level of anti-social behaviour, much of which stems from alcohol misuse. We have a considerate amount of bottles and cans deposited on windowsills, in doorways and on pavements, especially on Friday and Saturday evenings.

“In the past there have been windows broken by bottles being thrown and many people have had their cars damaged due to drunken and loutish behaviour.

“There is a high proportion of families with young children and late night opening will have a major impact on their lives.”

As part of the application the off-licence will have to have in place an age verification policy, while they have also said that a digital CCTV system will be in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and staff will maintain an incident log book which will include under-age sales refusals.

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11:05pm Fri 28 Dec 12

coates warder says...

more alcohol being sold to under age kids .refuse it now
more alcohol being sold to under age kids .refuse it now coates warder

1:26am Sat 29 Dec 12

2 for 5p says...

What's wrong don't you like a bit of competition
What's wrong don't you like a bit of competition 2 for 5p

9:36am Sat 29 Dec 12

DaveBurnley says...

2 for 5p wrote:
What's wrong don't you like a bit of competition
Usual dumb comment from the resident idiot.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: What's wrong don't you like a bit of competition[/p][/quote]Usual dumb comment from the resident idiot. DaveBurnley

12:37pm Sat 29 Dec 12

gazzandste says...

2 for 5p wrote:
What's wrong don't you like a bit of competition
Buy a house in this area and see how you like it. Don`t say sell up as nobody will buy your property round here.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: What's wrong don't you like a bit of competition[/p][/quote]Buy a house in this area and see how you like it. Don`t say sell up as nobody will buy your property round here. gazzandste

1:24pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Pendle power says...

Educate the children not to drink....council will give permission as usual same way they do for takeaways as they make money from licensing fees...not bothered about residents.
Educate the children not to drink....council will give permission as usual same way they do for takeaways as they make money from licensing fees...not bothered about residents. Pendle power

5:12pm Wed 2 Jan 13

jellybiff says...

Residents said that there were already nine off-licences within a 500 yard radius and the area suffered from anti-social behaviour, litter and criminal damage as a result.
So if they are too many they will go bust what's the problem??? I take it you are counting in this number the 5 supermarkets ??? and 4 general stores ???? or did you forget these ??????????
Residents said that there were already nine off-licences within a 500 yard radius and the area suffered from anti-social behaviour, litter and criminal damage as a result. So if they are too many they will go bust what's the problem??? I take it you are counting in this number the 5 supermarkets ??? and 4 general stores ???? or did you forget these ?????????? jellybiff

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