petrol station bids for 24-hour alcohol licence
petrol station in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea could soon be able
to sell alcohol 24 hours a day, prompting concerns from several
Esso station at the junction of Oxford Street and Love Lane has
this week formally applied to Sedgemoor District Council for a
change to its premises licence.
station wants all restrictions and conditions on its licence removed
to allow it to sell alcohol around the clock.
current hours for selling alcohol are Monday to Saturday (8am-11pm),
Sunday 10am-10.30pm, Good Friday 8am-10.30pm and Christmas Day
12pm-3pm and 7pm-10.30pm.
local resident living close by, who has asked to remain anonymous,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We're concerned that 24-hour sales
of alcohol will lead to extra late night noise and anti-social
behaviour in the area - we certainly plan to oppose the application."
Sedgemoor District Council spokesperson said any concerns or letters
of support regarding the application should reach the council
before 16th July 2014.
full application can be viewed at Sedgemoor District Council Offices,
Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater TA6 3AR between 9am
and 5pm Monday to Thursday and between 9am and 4.30pm on Friday
(excluding Bank Holidays).