Tesco drops bid to sell alcohol around the clock at two stores after objections

Bournemouth Echo: WITHDRAWING: Tesco in Bournemouth Triangle won’t be applying for 24-hour licence WITHDRAWING: Tesco in Bournemouth Triangle won’t be applying for 24-hour licence

SUPERMARKET giant Tesco has delighted residents by withdrawing applications to serve alcohol around the clock in two Express stores.

Tesco had applied for 24-hour licences for its stores at the Triangle and in Charminster Road but has changed its mind following objections from councilors, residents and businesses.

Conservative Cllr Mike Greene, who represents the town centre, said he was “delighted that someone appeared to have seen sense.”

He had objected to the application on the grounds it would exacerbate late night noise and disturbance and could cause an increase in crime.

“With everything that we’re doing for the Triangle area and improving it for everyone, it would be a real retrogade step to allow Tesco to sell alcohol 24 hours a day,” he said.

“The bars and clubs up there are well managed and people who attend them are well behaved but there are a few who will come out and want to hang around.

“The last thing we should do is encourage that by giving them the opportunity to buy alcohol at any time.”

And Liberal Democrat Cllr Carol Ainge, who represents Charminster, said: “I’m absolutely delighted. We went to a lot of trouble to make Charminster the subject of a Designated Public Place Order (DPPO), why would we want to undo that good work by giving Tesco a licence to sell alcohol 24 hours a day?

“It wasn’t an acceptable request – the residents deserve to have some peace and quiet once all the bars and clubs are shut.”

A Tesco spokesperson said: “After listening to the representations made, we have decided to withdraw the application.”

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6:55am Fri 10 Jan 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

And Liberal Democrat Cllr Carol Ainge, who represents Charminster, said: “I’m absolutely delighted. We went to a lot of trouble to make Charminster the subject of a Designated Public Place Order (DPPO), why would we want to undo that good work by giving Tesco a licence to sell alcohol 24 hours a day?

Clearly,councillor Ainge, you have not been to Charminster then ! A DPPO, nobody takes no notice of it and their's nobody to enforces it.
And Liberal Democrat Cllr Carol Ainge, who represents Charminster, said: “I’m absolutely delighted. We went to a lot of trouble to make Charminster the subject of a Designated Public Place Order (DPPO), why would we want to undo that good work by giving Tesco a licence to sell alcohol 24 hours a day? Clearly,councillor Ainge, you have not been to Charminster then ! A DPPO, nobody takes no notice of it and their's nobody to enforces it. politicaltrainspotter

7:51am Fri 10 Jan 14

JustForPoole says...

politicaltrainspotte
r
wrote:
And Liberal Democrat Cllr Carol Ainge, who represents Charminster, said: “I’m absolutely delighted. We went to a lot of trouble to make Charminster the subject of a Designated Public Place Order (DPPO), why would we want to undo that good work by giving Tesco a licence to sell alcohol 24 hours a day?

Clearly,councillor Ainge, you have not been to Charminster then ! A DPPO, nobody takes no notice of it and their's nobody to enforces it.
Or in Poole High Street ... same toe rags every day drinking up and down the street and in Falkland Sq area ... no one around to "police" it and when they are I have seen them walk the other way ?????
[quote][p][bold]politicaltrainspotte r[/bold] wrote: And Liberal Democrat Cllr Carol Ainge, who represents Charminster, said: “I’m absolutely delighted. We went to a lot of trouble to make Charminster the subject of a Designated Public Place Order (DPPO), why would we want to undo that good work by giving Tesco a licence to sell alcohol 24 hours a day? Clearly,councillor Ainge, you have not been to Charminster then ! A DPPO, nobody takes no notice of it and their's nobody to enforces it.[/p][/quote]Or in Poole High Street ... same toe rags every day drinking up and down the street and in Falkland Sq area ... no one around to "police" it and when they are I have seen them walk the other way ????? JustForPoole

7:52am Fri 10 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Great insight from Tesco.who were they expecting to buy cheap booze in the early hours .the cocktail set ? Did they locate to these sights because they wanted to show community spirit or target a ready made market .shut the idiots down and get some responsible retailer in
Great insight from Tesco.who were they expecting to buy cheap booze in the early hours .the cocktail set ? Did they locate to these sights because they wanted to show community spirit or target a ready made market .shut the idiots down and get some responsible retailer in kalebmoledirt

11:52am Fri 10 Jan 14

Redgolfer says...

JustForPoole wrote:
politicaltrainspotte

r
wrote:
And Liberal Democrat Cllr Carol Ainge, who represents Charminster, said: “I’m absolutely delighted. We went to a lot of trouble to make Charminster the subject of a Designated Public Place Order (DPPO), why would we want to undo that good work by giving Tesco a licence to sell alcohol 24 hours a day?

Clearly,councillor Ainge, you have not been to Charminster then ! A DPPO, nobody takes no notice of it and their's nobody to enforces it.
Or in Poole High Street ... same toe rags every day drinking up and down the street and in Falkland Sq area ... no one around to "police" it and when they are I have seen them walk the other way ?????
So WHY IS the Golden Supermarket open 24 hours selling Booze and the other shops in Southbourne, Boscombe who do the same, not stopped, could it be the nationality of the owners !!!.
PS, stop the Boozers in Holdenhurst Road as well.
[quote][p][bold]JustForPoole[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]politicaltrainspotte r[/bold] wrote: And Liberal Democrat Cllr Carol Ainge, who represents Charminster, said: “I’m absolutely delighted. We went to a lot of trouble to make Charminster the subject of a Designated Public Place Order (DPPO), why would we want to undo that good work by giving Tesco a licence to sell alcohol 24 hours a day? Clearly,councillor Ainge, you have not been to Charminster then ! A DPPO, nobody takes no notice of it and their's nobody to enforces it.[/p][/quote]Or in Poole High Street ... same toe rags every day drinking up and down the street and in Falkland Sq area ... no one around to "police" it and when they are I have seen them walk the other way ?????[/p][/quote]So WHY IS the Golden Supermarket open 24 hours selling Booze and the other shops in Southbourne, Boscombe who do the same, not stopped, could it be the nationality of the owners !!!. PS, stop the Boozers in Holdenhurst Road as well. Redgolfer

7:18pm Fri 10 Jan 14

BIGTONE says...

Tesco express are franchise holders like KFC.
Tesco express are franchise holders like KFC. BIGTONE

4:41pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Mike_French says...

So what about the people that work in the town until the early hours or even overnight?.
Why should they not be allowed to shop for whatever they wish - don't tar everyone with the same 'street-drinkers' brush
So what about the people that work in the town until the early hours or even overnight?. Why should they not be allowed to shop for whatever they wish - don't tar everyone with the same 'street-drinkers' brush Mike_French

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