14 March 2011

Stop Nisa selling 24-hour booze in the Askew Road

Nisa Local are appealing against the council's decision to refuse them a 24-hour alcohol licence at their shop at 88-90 Askew Road W12. Please help stop them.

A hearing date has been set for 25 May 2011 at West London Magistrates Court and the police are looking for evidence to be used at the hearing and for people who can attend the hearing themselves.

They need up-to-date evidence from those who made a representation against the original application. They also want to hear from other local residents, not just those living in Askew Road, who feel they would be affected if Nisa was operating 24 hours a day, so please tell your neighbours.

The Council refused the license based on representations from the police, the council's Environmental Protection Service and twenty local residents. The police said there was already a problem with street drinkers in the local area causing alarm and distress to local residents and they were concerned these drinkers would buy alcohol throughout the night if Nisa traded 24 hours.

The police now want evidence from people with similar experiences. This should be a statement and perhaps also photos or video footage. A diarised statement which outlines problems on a day-to-day basis would be very helpful.

Any objections should relate to one or more of the following four licensing aims:
·        The prevention of crime and disorder
·        Public safety
·        The prevention of public nuisance
·        The protection of children from harm

Further information about the hearing will be provided nearer the time. The council's legal officer will also be able to help with drafting any statements.

If you want to ask any questions or submit an objection, please contact Adrian Overton at the Town Hall as soon as possible. His details are:

Adrian Overton, Licensing Officer - Safety & Licensing,
LB Hammersmith & Fulham
Environmental Protection - Public Protection and Safety Division
5th floor, Town Hall Extension
King Street
London W6 9JU.

Tel: (020) 8753 3081
Fax: (020) 8753 3922
email: adrian.overton@lbhf.gov.uk

1 comment:

Occasional Drinker said...

I don't really see what the problem is. I work nights so 24 hour shops are useful for me but the Total petrol station on Goldhawk Road serves alcohol 24 hours a day and there are also a couple of 24hr shops that sell booze on Shepherd's Bush Green, so it's not far to walk.

It's fair to say though, that there's not that many 24 hour off licences in Hammersmith & Fulham compared to 24 hour off licences in the rest of London.