Burnley store makes a fresh bid to sell booze

Burnley store makes a fresh bid  to sell booze

Burnley store makes a fresh bid to sell booze

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A FRESH attempt is being made to allow alcohol to be sold at a controversial store in Burnley – after residents won a fight to keep it ‘dry’.

Pervaz Iqbal was told by the borough’s licensing sub-commitee last August that he could not have a premises licence for the Happy Shopper, in Briercliffe Road, as it ‘would exacerbate anti-social behaviour’.

Burnley Lane Residents Association had objected, stressing that there were 10 shops, three pubs and a social club selling alcohol within a 500-yard radius.

No-one has been allowed to sell alcohol from the premises since Mr Iqbal’s brother saw the store’s licence stripped in 2010 after repeated problems with under-age sales, the committee has been told.

But the new applicant, as part of his appeal, has promised that anyone previously associated with the business will not work at there in future.

And he has pledged that, along with there always being a designated supervisor on site, that for three months, if a licence is granted, no alcohol will be sold after 7.30pm.

Previously he had outlined proposals to install a full CCTV system and adopt a ‘Challenge 25’ policy, to guard against under-age sales.

Coun Anne Kelly will chair the three-strong sub-committee to hear the review at the town hall next Thursday, with Coun Ida Carmichael and Coun Margaret Brindle.

The committee has been told it can grant the application, as requested, modify conditions on the licence or refuse the new bid in part, or its entirety.

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3:43pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Truth will out says...

"after repeated problems with under-age sales"

And? Did he not get the message the last God knows how many times? How many more chances.

Let's hope common sense prevails here, the residents' wishes are put ahead of a repeat offender and that this application is filed firmly in the bin where it belongs.
"after repeated problems with under-age sales" And? Did he not get the message the last God knows how many times? How many more chances. Let's hope common sense prevails here, the residents' wishes are put ahead of a repeat offender and that this application is filed firmly in the bin where it belongs. Truth will out
  • Score: 16

5:33pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Doug Spencer says...

Truth will out wrote:
"after repeated problems with under-age sales"

And? Did he not get the message the last God knows how many times? How many more chances.

Let's hope common sense prevails here, the residents' wishes are put ahead of a repeat offender and that this application is filed firmly in the bin where it belongs.
Think you need to read the article again. Pervaz Iqbal has NOT been responsible for under-age sales at this shop, so why should he be punished for the actions of another?
Pervaz owns and runs School Street News in Bacup and, to my knowledge, has had NO problems with under-age sales.
Don't punish a man for another's crimes!
[quote][p][bold]Truth will out[/bold] wrote: "after repeated problems with under-age sales" And? Did he not get the message the last God knows how many times? How many more chances. Let's hope common sense prevails here, the residents' wishes are put ahead of a repeat offender and that this application is filed firmly in the bin where it belongs.[/p][/quote]Think you need to read the article again. Pervaz Iqbal has NOT been responsible for under-age sales at this shop, so why should he be punished for the actions of another? Pervaz owns and runs School Street News in Bacup and, to my knowledge, has had NO problems with under-age sales. Don't punish a man for another's crimes! Doug Spencer
  • Score: -11

6:37pm Fri 4 Apr 14

johnley says...

Doug Spencer wrote:
Truth will out wrote:
"after repeated problems with under-age sales"

And? Did he not get the message the last God knows how many times? How many more chances.

Let's hope common sense prevails here, the residents' wishes are put ahead of a repeat offender and that this application is filed firmly in the bin where it belongs.
Think you need to read the article again. Pervaz Iqbal has NOT been responsible for under-age sales at this shop, so why should he be punished for the actions of another?
Pervaz owns and runs School Street News in Bacup and, to my knowledge, has had NO problems with under-age sales.
Don't punish a man for another's crimes!
you clearly don't know much of what as been going on, This so called shop as been striped of its licence to sell alcohol " full stop " meaning that they cant say, HO the shop now belongs to a new owner, can we have our licence back now. once upon a time, this is what was being done, once they get it back this so-called new owner would not be seen again, and guess what, yes the old team move back in. and we are back to where we started, ruining the lives of the local people that have to put up with the social problems that these sort of shops bring, no licence no problem. i bid you good night sir
[quote][p][bold]Doug Spencer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Truth will out[/bold] wrote: "after repeated problems with under-age sales" And? Did he not get the message the last God knows how many times? How many more chances. Let's hope common sense prevails here, the residents' wishes are put ahead of a repeat offender and that this application is filed firmly in the bin where it belongs.[/p][/quote]Think you need to read the article again. Pervaz Iqbal has NOT been responsible for under-age sales at this shop, so why should he be punished for the actions of another? Pervaz owns and runs School Street News in Bacup and, to my knowledge, has had NO problems with under-age sales. Don't punish a man for another's crimes![/p][/quote]you clearly don't know much of what as been going on, This so called shop as been striped of its licence to sell alcohol " full stop " meaning that they cant say, HO the shop now belongs to a new owner, can we have our licence back now. once upon a time, this is what was being done, once they get it back this so-called new owner would not be seen again, and guess what, yes the old team move back in. [wolla, he as is licence] and we are back to where we started, ruining the lives of the local people that have to put up with the social problems that these sort of shops bring, no licence no problem. i bid you good night sir johnley
  • Score: 9

8:22pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Excluded again says...

So an Asian Muslim is campaigning for the right to sell alcohol and the mainly white community is campaigning against him selling alcohol because of its anti-social consequences.

Whatever the rights and wrongs of the situation, this takes any stereotypes and gives them a good thrashing.
So an Asian Muslim is campaigning for the right to sell alcohol and the mainly white community is campaigning against him selling alcohol because of its anti-social consequences. Whatever the rights and wrongs of the situation, this takes any stereotypes and gives them a good thrashing. Excluded again
  • Score: 1

12:35am Sat 5 Apr 14

Steven11 says...

johnley wrote:
Doug Spencer wrote:
Truth will out wrote:
"after repeated problems with under-age sales"

And? Did he not get the message the last God knows how many times? How many more chances.

Let's hope common sense prevails here, the residents' wishes are put ahead of a repeat offender and that this application is filed firmly in the bin where it belongs.
Think you need to read the article again. Pervaz Iqbal has NOT been responsible for under-age sales at this shop, so why should he be punished for the actions of another?
Pervaz owns and runs School Street News in Bacup and, to my knowledge, has had NO problems with under-age sales.
Don't punish a man for another's crimes!
you clearly don't know much of what as been going on, This so called shop as been striped of its licence to sell alcohol " full stop " meaning that they cant say, HO the shop now belongs to a new owner, can we have our licence back now. once upon a time, this is what was being done, once they get it back this so-called new owner would not be seen again, and guess what, yes the old team move back in. and we are back to where we started, ruining the lives of the local people that have to put up with the social problems that these sort of shops bring, no licence no problem. i bid you good night sir
What bloody Hypocrites these Asian people really are . Crack on they don't drink alcohol , dressed in their offending robes to most English people , claim every benefit on offer , don't shave , and we have to tolerate these people . !
[quote][p][bold]johnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Doug Spencer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Truth will out[/bold] wrote: "after repeated problems with under-age sales" And? Did he not get the message the last God knows how many times? How many more chances. Let's hope common sense prevails here, the residents' wishes are put ahead of a repeat offender and that this application is filed firmly in the bin where it belongs.[/p][/quote]Think you need to read the article again. Pervaz Iqbal has NOT been responsible for under-age sales at this shop, so why should he be punished for the actions of another? Pervaz owns and runs School Street News in Bacup and, to my knowledge, has had NO problems with under-age sales. Don't punish a man for another's crimes![/p][/quote]you clearly don't know much of what as been going on, This so called shop as been striped of its licence to sell alcohol " full stop " meaning that they cant say, HO the shop now belongs to a new owner, can we have our licence back now. once upon a time, this is what was being done, once they get it back this so-called new owner would not be seen again, and guess what, yes the old team move back in. [wolla, he as is licence] and we are back to where we started, ruining the lives of the local people that have to put up with the social problems that these sort of shops bring, no licence no problem. i bid you good night sir[/p][/quote]What bloody Hypocrites these Asian people really are . Crack on they don't drink alcohol , dressed in their offending robes to most English people , claim every benefit on offer , don't shave , and we have to tolerate these people . ! Steven11
  • Score: 5

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