Law should clamp down on sales of booze at all hours
I WAS shocked to learn that Peterborough City Council licensing section is considering granting yet another late night drinks licence to allow alcohol to be sold from 6am to 4am, seven days a week, at the Select and Save shop in Scalford Drive, Welland.
This at a time when doctors are shouting out for regulations to stop the relentless abuse of alcohol which is taking place in this country – as can be seen on our streets – which is ruining so many people’s lives and destroying families – at great cost to our National Health Service.
All over the city empty beer cans can be seen littering the pavements, and daily groups of drink-addled drinkers slump in shop doorways or on the steps of houses and outside the Jobcentre.
Tanking themselves up, urinating in shop doorways and gardens, dissipating on the ready supply of alcohol from late night corner shops and newsagents who have been granted late licences.
The residents of Welland have every right to be angry and concerned about “noise, trouble and litter” which no doubt they are already experiencing.
It is obvious the reason why we previously had strict licensing laws for opening in the country. In view of the damage alcohol is now causing, surely these laws should be brought back by the new government to control this alcohol abuse.
M A RANDALL Mahon House Street
Peterborough EDITOR’S NOTE: For the latest on the licence bid see page20