City coun­cil re­jects new li­cence bid

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk & world Update -

A BID for a new premises li­cence, for a shop banned from sell­ing al­co­hol af­ter a crack­down on il­licit booze in Peter­bor­ough, has been re­jected.

Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil’s Li­cens­ing Act 2003 Sub-com­mit­tee turned down the ap­pli­ca­tion for Booze & Fags, in St Paul’s Road, when it met on Fri­day.

The sub-com­mit­tee re­voked the store’s li­cence in Septem­ber af­ter con­tra­band was seized from the premises in April as part of a joint op­er­a­tion be­tween HM Rev­enue and Cus­toms, Trad­ing Stan­dards and Cam­bridgeshire po­lice against the il­licit al­co­hol and cig­a­rette trade.

The off-li­cence has ap­pealed against the de­ci­sion; a mat­ter due to be heard at Peter­bor­ough Mag­is­trates’ Court in Jan­uary.

The ap­pli­ca­tion, made un­der a dif­fer­ent name to that of the pre­vi­ous li­cence holder, for a new li­cence was re­jected fol­low­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tions made by the po­lice and Trad­ing Stan­dards about the suit­abil­ity of the ap­pli­cant. There were 21 days to ap­peal against the de­ci­sion.

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