Sidcup convenience store applying for its alcohol sales licence back
A SIDCUP convenience store owner that sold alcohol without a licence for more than two years hopes Bexley Council will give her a second chance next Wednesday (October 24).
Maylands Convenience Store, in Kimberley Drive, had its licence withdrawn earlier this year following an investigation into an underage sale to a 16-year-old boy.
As part of research into the store, Bexley Council’s trading standards service found the company granted a premises license in 2008 – Maylands Convenience Store Ltd - was dissolved in April 2010.
The dissolution of the company automatically invalidates the premises licence.
Store owner Usha Varu has now applied to the council’s licensing sub-committee to be granted permission to sell alcohol again.
The application states her intentions to sell alcohol between 7am and 10pm, seven days a week.
Both the police and the council’s trading standards service are recommending the application be refused.