Metro Express in Hoe Street will not be granted a licence to sell booze from 6am until 2am daily

Police spoke out against the Metro Express application

Police spoke out against the Metro Express application

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A shop has been refused permission to sell alcohol for up to 20 hours a day.

Metro Express, in Hoe Street, Walthamstow, applied to sell alcohol from 6am until 2am, seven days per week.

At a meeting of Waltham Foresst Council’s planning committee denied the request, which was criticised by police.

Officer Matt Brown said he believed crime in the area would be exacerbated if the shop was granted permission.

According to police figures, there were 79 crimes within 150 meters of the shop last year.

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3:31pm Tue 6 May 14

Dave mp says...

Common sense, at last.
Common sense, at last. Dave mp
  • Score: 10

4:58pm Tue 6 May 14

cynicalsue says...

Great news. Shopkeepers like him should play a more responsible role in the community.
Great news. Shopkeepers like him should play a more responsible role in the community. cynicalsue
  • Score: 10

8:26pm Tue 6 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

Dave mp wrote:
Common sense, at last.
Yes it prevails for a change.
[quote][p][bold]Dave mp[/bold] wrote: Common sense, at last.[/p][/quote]Yes it prevails for a change. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 7

10:24am Thu 8 May 14

VillageIdiot69 says...

Who (apart from alcoholics) would be buying alcohol at 6am in the morning for gods sake? I'm glad it's been turned down, common sense has prevailed at last!
Who (apart from alcoholics) would be buying alcohol at 6am in the morning for gods sake? I'm glad it's been turned down, common sense has prevailed at last! VillageIdiot69
  • Score: 0

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