08/08/07 – Esso Garage License to sell Alcohol Application
It has come to my attention that the Esso Garage on Dorcan Way has applied for a 24 hour license to sell alcohol. I do not believe that this is satisfactory owing to the close proximity of residential properties or the likely increase in anti social behaviour that it will generate.
Under the new Licensing Laws, Phil, Dale and I have little powers over this following the change in 2003 by the Labour Government. Therefore if any resident has any objections it is imperative they write to the Licensing Team at Swindon Borough Council to object immediately.
Details on who can complain and about what can be found online, http://www.culture.gov.uk/what_we_do/Alcohol_entertainment/advice_and_guidance/residents.htm