Police opposing late-night alcohol sales at Sainsburys in Bexleyheath

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POLICE are opposing an application from Sainsbury’s to sell alcohol at their supermarket in Brampton Road for 18 hours a day.

Bexley Councillors sitting on the licensing sub-committee will decide on Wednesday whether the supermarket’s application to serve alcohol between 6am and midnight, seven days a week, should get the go ahead.

Responding to the application, Bexley Police propose the premises license should only allow alcohol sales between 7am and 11pm, in line with other outlets in the area.

A letter from the police to the licensing sub-committee reads: “The premises in question are in a predominantly residential area, which already has the benefit of a similar licensed premises within the same run of retail outlets.

“Serious considerations should be given to the hours that the premise are open to the public in order to ensure that residents are protected from any potential impact of extended licensing hours.”

Two Brampton Road homeowners have also objected to the application, suggesting litter is already a problem in the vicinity of the shop.

They also voice concerns about increased public nuisance and point out several other premises nearby already sell alcohol late into the night.

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10:13am Thu 21 Feb 13

peetee67 says...

Dont you mean Avenue Road Bexleyheath?
Dont you mean Avenue Road Bexleyheath? peetee67
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10:59am Thu 21 Feb 13

pink_princess says...

Perhaps it is a secret, magical, invisible Sainsburys on Brampton Road that only Newsshopper reporters can see!
Perhaps it is a secret, magical, invisible Sainsburys on Brampton Road that only Newsshopper reporters can see! pink_princess
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12:02pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Simon bald says...

Shoddy journalism as per usual
Shoddy journalism as per usual Simon bald
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10:57am Fri 22 Feb 13

goldenbroomboy says...

Ok NS I know expenses are something of a taboo subject at the moment, but surely you could stretch to a One Day Travelcard, so Alan could get to the area that he is writing about.
Ok NS I know expenses are something of a taboo subject at the moment, but surely you could stretch to a One Day Travelcard, so Alan could get to the area that he is writing about. goldenbroomboy
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9:58pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Bestbaz says...

"Two Brampton Road homeowners have also objected to the application, suggesting litter is already a problem in the vicinity of the shop."

These resident must be under the effects of alcohol by seeing this elusive Sainsbury in Brampton Road.
Come on NS, for once get your stories right !!!
"Two Brampton Road homeowners have also objected to the application, suggesting litter is already a problem in the vicinity of the shop." These resident must be under the effects of alcohol by seeing this elusive Sainsbury in Brampton Road. Come on NS, for once get your stories right !!! Bestbaz
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1:01pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Janeygirl76 says...

I think the article refers to a new sainsburys local that has not yet been built on the previous petrol garage site near the co-op (st Andrews end of Brampton road). I read the notices on the site wall.
I think the article refers to a new sainsburys local that has not yet been built on the previous petrol garage site near the co-op (st Andrews end of Brampton road). I read the notices on the site wall. Janeygirl76
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