Bulwell store’s bid for booze sales extension

A licence hearing has been arranged into a controversial bid by a Bulwell store to extend the hours when it is allowed to sell alcohol.

Londis, of Highbury Road, can at present sell liquor between 8am and 11pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 11.30pm on Sundays.

The store wants to increase hours to apply from 6am to 2am seven days a week, entailing a total increase of 37.5 hours a week.

The hearing will take place at Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, on Monday (December 23rd), starting at 10.30am.

The hearing is open to the public but anyone wishing to attend needs to arrive by 10.15am to be seated on time.

Londis says the application is in line with their policy of trying to provide as good a service as possible to their customers.

But the application is being opposed by Coun Alan Clark, a member for Bulwell Forest ward on Nottingham City Council.

Coun Clark said more than 50 people, all living close to the store, had contacted him to express concerns about the application .

He pointed out that the store was at the busy junction with Henrietta Street and families were living above the row of shops which includes Londis.

Coun Clark said: “Several residents have told me how much better the area is now, particularly since the store installed security that includes external CCTV.

“This has helped to reduce rubbish left in people’s gardens and on the street.”