City council rejects new licence bid
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.