The City Council licensing committe this morning gave permission for alcohol to be sold 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the petrol station by ASDA (the one where the road starts going down into he village)
I am very disappointed to have to report this.
However I am more disappointed in the way this was done.
Having "called" Richard and I for 11 am for our part of the meeting, the committee then decided on the day to change the order and deal with St Mary's Road first. This is despite the Council's error in calling us for 11 and despite the fact that they knew we were coming.
All the objections were considered but frankly the council's behaviour on this issue means we were not able to add to the arguments already used.
Needless to say we are furious,mainly on residents behalf, and will be seeing what can be done to challenge the process.
If this s the way the Council believes it is OK to behave then heaven help us.