Residents concerned over Colne shop's alcohol plans

Residents concerned over Colne shop's alcohol plans

Residents concerned over Colne shop's alcohol plans

First published in News

PLANS to sell alcohol from a new shop in an empty garage site in Colne are being opposed by neighbours over fears it would fuel anti social behaviour.

Pendle Council has received an application to sell alcohol from the shop in Knotts Lane, Colne, from 6am until 11pm every day.

But a 50-name petition opposing the alcohol licence has been submitted, and a local residents group has also opposed it.

Derek Mann, chairman of Waterside Neighbourhood Action Group, said: “At our last meeting concerns were expressed regarding the application for an alcohol licence for a unit on the old Simpson garage site under the viaduct on Knotts Lane.

“The possibility of opening up a unit as a shop was generally welcomed however that it should be given a licence to sell alcohol from 6am to 11pm was strongly rejected as those living above the unit would suffer noise as it is positioned under residential apartments.

“Therefore the hours of trading should be restricted and no alcohol allowed to be traded.

“It was felt that the area has improved in terms of anti-social behaviour but more needed to be done and the greater availability of alcohol would not aid this improvement.”

The applicants have told Pendle Council: “Management and staff will liaise with the community police officer and will actively promote local crime awareness schemes.

“Management will allow posters relating to police crime reporting to be displayed at the premises.

“Challenge 25 will be operated at all times at the premises. Staff will act strictly in accordance with operating procedures to ensure that any person who looks or appears to be under the age of 25 will be asked to provide a form of identification to prove that they are over 18 years of age and only then will they be permitted to purchase alcohol.”

Pendle Council’s licensing committee will make a decision on the application when they meet on Thursday, from 10.30am at Nelson Town Hall.

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5:38pm Sun 20 Jul 14

TONY WALES says...

No names mentioned of the person applying, seems strange.

I think I would object as well if I lived in this area.
Let's face some shops in the Pendle area will sale alcohol to anybody, and the just make up excuses when taken to court.........

I was on holiday....
It was my cousin.....
I have another shop and that has no problems
WE have heard them all.......and the fine is so small, they do the same again after a few months
No names mentioned of the person applying, seems strange. I think I would object as well if I lived in this area. Let's face some shops in the Pendle area will sale alcohol to anybody, and the just make up excuses when taken to court......... I was on holiday.... It was my cousin..... I have another shop and that has no problems WE have heard them all.......and the fine is so small, they do the same again after a few months TONY WALES
  • Score: 11

6:12pm Sun 20 Jul 14

jenkinsroy says...

I do agree they
DO NOT NEED TO SELL ALCOHOL TO MAKE A LIVING.
The sale of papers food top up cards pop fresh veg.
And frozen food at a low prise and all that sort of stuff?
And it will do well in that area without alcohol being on sale there.
If they must sell it you MUST restrict the TIME allowed to sell it
Like from 8.00 pm to 11.00 pm this is a good time table for them to keep
To and can be policed on the night shift when things are not too bad
Round here. This way the customer will be a where of the time
To shop for alcohol there. And make the shop owner display the
Time when ONLY alcohol will be available to the customers.
This way we may keep both side happy the residents and the customers
I do agree they DO NOT NEED TO SELL ALCOHOL TO MAKE A LIVING. The sale of papers food top up cards pop fresh veg. And frozen food at a low prise and all that sort of stuff? And it will do well in that area without alcohol being on sale there. If they must sell it you MUST restrict the TIME allowed to sell it Like from 8.00 pm to 11.00 pm this is a good time table for them to keep To and can be policed on the night shift when things are not too bad Round here. This way the customer will be a where of the time To shop for alcohol there. And make the shop owner display the Time when ONLY alcohol will be available to the customers. This way we may keep both side happy the residents and the customers jenkinsroy
  • Score: 1

6:22pm Sun 20 Jul 14

Eric Shawn says...

Only if they drink the stuff themselves.
Only if they drink the stuff themselves. Eric Shawn
  • Score: 3

10:32pm Sun 20 Jul 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

TONY WALES wrote:
No names mentioned of the person applying, seems strange.

I think I would object as well if I lived in this area.
Let's face some shops in the Pendle area will sale alcohol to anybody, and the just make up excuses when taken to court.........

I was on holiday....
It was my cousin.....
I have another shop and that has no problems
WE have heard them all.......and the fine is so small, they do the same again after a few months
It's hardly crime of the century is it.
[quote][p][bold]TONY WALES[/bold] wrote: No names mentioned of the person applying, seems strange. I think I would object as well if I lived in this area. Let's face some shops in the Pendle area will sale alcohol to anybody, and the just make up excuses when taken to court......... I was on holiday.... It was my cousin..... I have another shop and that has no problems WE have heard them all.......and the fine is so small, they do the same again after a few months[/p][/quote]It's hardly crime of the century is it. 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -3

11:36pm Sun 20 Jul 14

ToffeeGuy says...

I was in Colne last Saturday afternoon.

There was a man drunk asleep on a bench next to Tesco.

A husband and wife tottering down Albert Road, she had her skirt tucked in her knickers.

A bloke walking towards the station with a twelve pack of Stella, swigging them as he went.

This was my 10 minute experince of Colne. It doesn't need another booze outlet.
I was in Colne last Saturday afternoon. There was a man drunk asleep on a bench next to Tesco. A husband and wife tottering down Albert Road, she had her skirt tucked in her knickers. A bloke walking towards the station with a twelve pack of Stella, swigging them as he went. This was my 10 minute experince of Colne. It doesn't need another booze outlet. ToffeeGuy
  • Score: 6

7:49am Mon 21 Jul 14

TONY WALES says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
TONY WALES wrote:
No names mentioned of the person applying, seems strange.

I think I would object as well if I lived in this area.
Let's face some shops in the Pendle area will sale alcohol to anybody, and the just make up excuses when taken to court.........

I was on holiday....
It was my cousin.....
I have another shop and that has no problems
WE have heard them all.......and the fine is so small, they do the same again after a few months
It's hardly crime of the century is it.
Not a crime you just end up living in an area with drunken louts roaming the streets every night.
Result nobody wishes to buy property in the area.
After that the area becomes another slum area, and the price of your house will fall.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TONY WALES[/bold] wrote: No names mentioned of the person applying, seems strange. I think I would object as well if I lived in this area. Let's face some shops in the Pendle area will sale alcohol to anybody, and the just make up excuses when taken to court......... I was on holiday.... It was my cousin..... I have another shop and that has no problems WE have heard them all.......and the fine is so small, they do the same again after a few months[/p][/quote]It's hardly crime of the century is it.[/p][/quote]Not a crime you just end up living in an area with drunken louts roaming the streets every night. Result nobody wishes to buy property in the area. After that the area becomes another slum area, and the price of your house will fall. TONY WALES
  • Score: 4

9:09am Mon 21 Jul 14

burner says...

Having experienced a shop re-opening in my area which now sells alcohol I can PROMISE you this will have a negative effect regarding anti-social behaviour.
Having experienced a shop re-opening in my area which now sells alcohol I can PROMISE you this will have a negative effect regarding anti-social behaviour. burner
  • Score: 4

1:37pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Jason.. says...

I think it's a great idea finally some one opening a spar shop ,it was suppose to open years ago but they held it off ,I live in that area and been a resident ter for 9 years the nearest decent shop is in town centre or asda in nelson which cost me a taxi every time , at least we will finally get a shop walking distance...as for anti social behaviour I think it will be ok as ther use to be a boozer on knots lane and they never had no problems with anti social behoivoir also there's a pub at the end of the street which doesn't seem to have any problems also in case u forget there's the crown pub just around the corner which doesn't have any problems and there's a little booze shop across the road from the crown pub and itall seems fine , plus spar has another site in barraford which has appatments on top of it think we should give them a chance to open and if it cause problems say in 12 months have conditions on it but we Defo need a convence store
I think it's a great idea finally some one opening a spar shop ,it was suppose to open years ago but they held it off ,I live in that area and been a resident ter for 9 years the nearest decent shop is in town centre or asda in nelson which cost me a taxi every time , at least we will finally get a shop walking distance...as for anti social behaviour I think it will be ok as ther use to be a boozer on knots lane and they never had no problems with anti social behoivoir also there's a pub at the end of the street which doesn't seem to have any problems also in case u forget there's the crown pub just around the corner which doesn't have any problems and there's a little booze shop across the road from the crown pub and itall seems fine , plus spar has another site in barraford which has appatments on top of it think we should give them a chance to open and if it cause problems say in 12 months have conditions on it but we Defo need a convence store Jason..
  • Score: -2

9:42am Sun 27 Jul 14

Bano123 says...

I've heard the plans are a SPAR/Premier convenience store opening soon with free cash withdrawal, lottery, groceries, alcohol, cigs, snacks, frozen goods,

A derelict unit is unsightly and devalues the area.. this could seriously remain the case for years to come....There is no noise or alcohol problems...Come on guys there's a pub round the corner..... a booze shop up the road..use your brain free your mind....another shop will not make a difference. It will only make things convenient!!!

I'm hoping its a BIG BIg store...opening soon...Yippee


Fantastic news for everybody a local store to shop in!!

Opening hours will be 7:30-11pm

enjoy the new store
I've heard the plans are a SPAR/Premier convenience store opening soon with free cash withdrawal, lottery, groceries, alcohol, cigs, snacks, frozen goods, A derelict unit is unsightly and devalues the area.. this could seriously remain the case for years to come....There is no noise or alcohol problems...Come on guys there's a pub round the corner..... a booze shop up the road..use your brain free your mind....another shop will not make a difference. It will only make things convenient!!! I'm hoping its a BIG BIg store...opening soon...Yippee Fantastic news for everybody a local store to shop in!! Opening hours will be 7:30-11pm enjoy the new store Bano123
  • Score: 2

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