A convenience shop in Ribbleton has applied to be able to sell alcohol but faces objections from those living nearby.Advertisement
Quick Shop in Ribbleton Avenue wants to be able to sell booze from 7am to 11pm every day of the week.
More than 40 letters of objection from nearby residents have been received expressing concerns about anti-social behaviour, litter and the protection of children in the area.
A petition of 70 names objecting to the granting of a licence for the newsagent has also been sent in to Preston City Council.
Letters to the licensing sub-committee allege the shop is already selling cigarettes to school pupils in uniform.
Local residents also say “this will increase alcohol related crime in the area as well as noise. It will attract yobs, drunks and drug pushers, who will operate in front of the school gates. The school gates (Ribbleton Avenue Infant) are 12 metres from the front door of the shop.”
Manish Modasia, who would hold the premises licence, has set out a list of measures the shop would put in place to ensure children could not purchase alcohol.
In a report to the licensing sub-committee he states a check-25 policy would be in place along with extensive CCTV cameras.
Alcohol would be located within view of the checkout and not within five metres of the entrance and exit of the shop.
Councillors are due to decide whether to grant the licence to the shop at a meeting on Tuesday 11 August at the Town Hall from 10am.
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