Police object to Kettering shop alcohol licence bid

Police feel the application could impact on crime in the area
Police feel the application could impact on crime in the area

Police are set to voice their concerns over a new licence application for premises to sell alcohol in Kettering.

Kettering Council’s licensing committe will meet today to discuss the application for 6-10 Montagu Street, the former Burton store, which would allow the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises between 6am and 2am the following day from Monday to Sunday.

However, Northamptonshire Police will be represented and objecting to the application.

In the background papers for the application Kev Murphy from Northamptonshire Police said: “I am concerned that the operating schedule provided is lacking in content and clarity, especially for an application that seeks a terminal hour of 0200 hrs for the sale of alcohol in a busy town centre.

“Should this application be allowed to go forward as submitted, the premises in question are likely to fail to properly promote the Licensing Objective of ‘the Prevention of Crime and Disorder’.”

The county council’s trading standards team will also be objecting to the application.