Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Alcohol Licence Granted, despite Residents' Fears

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Alcohol Licence Granted, despite Residents' Fears

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Byline: Sarah Dale Reporter sarah.dale@eveninggazette.co.uk

A CONVENIENCE store has been granted a licence to sell alcohol in a Middlesbrough anti-social behaviour troublespot - despite objections.

One Stop Stores Ltd applied to Middlesbrough Council for a licence to sell alcohol from 6am to 11pm at its new Grove Hill branch.

It faced several objections from local businesses and residents on the grounds of the prevention of crime and disorder and the prevention of public nuisance. But the council's licensing subcommittee granted the licence, amending the hours for the sale of alcohol for consumption off the Eastbourne Road premises to 8am to 11pm and adding several conditions to the agreement.

The committee amended the hours because of its close proximity to residential properties and the existing anti-social behaviour problems in the area.

One Stop also agreed a number of conditions with the council's young people's risk reduction manager, adding a condition to keep an incident book at the premises to list incidents of crime and disorder inside and directly outside the premises in order to help tackle and prevent antisocial behaviour. …

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