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Published on February 1st, 2011 | by Dean Carr


Shrewsbury shop loses alcohol licence

A Shrewsbury convenience store had its licence revoked today after alleged repeated sales of alcohol to under-age teens.

Members of Shropshire Council’s central licensing-sub committee today decided to take away the licence for The Local in Shoplatch during a review this morning at the Shirehall.

The licence holder was not present during today’s meeting, but does have the option to appeal the decision and can continue to trade during that period.

Carol Foster, central licensing team leader for Shropshire Council, today said: “Councillors have decided to revoke the licence. They were satisfied that for the protection of children from harm the licence be revoked.

“There is a right of appeal and the shop can stay open until the outcome of that appeal is known.”

Mrs Foster said the shop had three weeks to lodge an appeal at Shrewsbury Magistrates Court.

The shop underwent a review of its premises licence after alleged repeated sales of alcohol to minors.

Tony Mantle, police licensing officer, called for the licence to be revoked at a meeting of the sub-committee held on January 7, claiming there were “systematic failures” in the store’s recruiting and training process.

Andrew Davies, chairman, had adjourned the meeting for more information.

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Dean Carr

Dean has been involved in alcohol licensing for over 20 years and has helped many independent retailers and corporate clients obtain a licence to sell alcohol or offer late night refreshment, regulated entertainment from all sorts of premises. Dean writes articles for various trade related blogs and is currently Managing Director of the PLT group of companies who run APLH and SCPLH personal alcohol licence courses nationwide. You can contact Dean or a member of his expert licensing team on: 01242 222 188

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