Screech of brakes on Rhos garage's 24-hour booze plan

Published date: 08 April 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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COMMUNITY councillors have expressed their worries after a petrol station shop applied for a round-the-clock alcohol licence.

Members of Rhos Community Council voiced their dissatisfaction after hearing Snax 24 petrol station, on Wrexham Road, Johnstown, had applied for a licence to serve hot food and alcohol 24-hours per day.

Currently the store must stop serving food and alcohol at 11pm.

Members expressed their disappointment and raised concerns about the sale of alcohol late at night in a residential area.

Cllr Jean Jones said: “I’ve a problem with selling both petrol and alcohol. It’s a bad mix.

“I have a problem with it and we should make our feelings known.”

Speaking at the community council’s meeting, Joss Thomas, Wrexham Council picensing officer said the application from Snax 24 was identical to an application submitted in 2011 which was rejected following similar concerns from the community.

Cllr Kevin Hughes said: “Alcohol and cars do not mix and I have made my representation clear to the council.”

Cllr Paul Pemberton said: “I take issue with 24-hour alcohol sales full stop.

“We’ll be writing to the council as a community to make our representations known.”

Mr Thomas told members the consultation period on the Snax 24 application was open until April 22 and encouraged members of the public to make their views known before that date. Representations should be addressed to The Licensing Officer, Licensing Section, Public Protection Department, Wrexham County Borough Council, Ruthin Rd, Wrexham, LL13 7TU.

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