Alcohol licence at Broadway News Food and Wine would be 'unwelcome and negative step' for Mill Hill

Times Series: Conservative Mill Hill councillor Sury Khatri feels the application is “inappropriate” Conservative Mill Hill councillor Sury Khatri feels the application is “inappropriate”

Handing an alcohol licence to a Mill Hill newsagent would be an “unwelcome and negative step” for the area, according to a local councillor.

Broadway News Food and Wine owner Manmohan Singh has applied to Barnet Council to sell alcoholic drinks at the shop in Mill Hill Broadway between 6am and 11pm.

The business owner will have his application assessed before a licensing committee tomorrow morning (Thursday) but opponents including local councillor Sury Khatri have sent a total of 15 letters of objection.

Conservative Mill Hill councillor Mr Khatri said in his own letter that he felt the application was “inappropriate”.

He wrote: “Mill Hill Broadway is a central point for school children alighting and boarding buses to different parts of the borough.

“This change would be a very unwelcome and negative step as the shop is frequented by school children of varying ages because of what the shop currently stocks.

“I am concerned with the damage to young people potentially being attracted or tempted to what would be displayed in this regard.”

Barnet Council’s licensing committee will meet at 10.30am tomorrow at Hendon Town Hall to assess the proposals.

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5:40pm Wed 5 Feb 14

nlygo says...

is there an issue with young people going shopping in M&S in Mill Hill Broadway, which has an alcohol licence?

I dont think so.

some shops want to sell alcohol. get over it.

and this is just ludicrous: “I am concerned with the damage to young people potentially being attracted/tempted to what would be displayed in this regard.”
is there an issue with young people going shopping in M&S in Mill Hill Broadway, which has an alcohol licence? I dont think so. some shops want to sell alcohol. get over it. and this is just ludicrous: “I am concerned with the damage to young people potentially being attracted/tempted to what would be displayed in this regard.” nlygo

8:34pm Wed 5 Feb 14

poada says...

Who cares ? Mill Hill will always be the slightly dirty, less intelligent Sister of Hampstead. If you want to live in Hampstead, i suggest Councillor Sury Khatri saves up his money and moves there.
Who cares ? Mill Hill will always be the slightly dirty, less intelligent Sister of Hampstead. If you want to live in Hampstead, i suggest Councillor Sury Khatri saves up his money and moves there. poada

11:36pm Wed 5 Feb 14

harvey_uk says...

I wonder the value of Councillor Khatri in terms of real work being done and benefit to the community. Does he really have nothing else on other than stop a shop selling alcohol with 15 objections. Is his position really required.
I wonder the value of Councillor Khatri in terms of real work being done and benefit to the community. Does he really have nothing else on other than stop a shop selling alcohol with 15 objections. Is his position really required. harvey_uk

6:17pm Thu 6 Feb 14

james smyth says...

What planet is this guy on ?
He is talking out of his backside!
The bus stop where a lot of the school kids congregate to get their buses is outside another newsshop called The Shop , this place sells alcohol & sweets.
The other place where the school kids get their busses is between another newsshop which also sells alcohol & sweets and the Iceland store which also sells alcohol & sweets.
So to be fair to all , allowing this store to sell alcohol is not really going to make much difference .
What planet is this guy on ? He is talking out of his backside! The bus stop where a lot of the school kids congregate to get their buses is outside another newsshop called The Shop , this place sells alcohol & sweets. The other place where the school kids get their busses is between another newsshop which also sells alcohol & sweets and the Iceland store which also sells alcohol & sweets. So to be fair to all , allowing this store to sell alcohol is not really going to make much difference . james smyth

9:43pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Edgar de Jarnac says...

Without visiting Mill Hill Broadway to check, I know that it already has at least five alcohol outlets — Mill Hill Wines, Marks & Spencer, Iceland and two convenience stores, one of which is open 24/7. So what difference does it make if Broadway News also acquires an alcohol licence? Even though I do not drink alcohol myself, I think that Mr Khatri's objection is ludicrous.
Without visiting Mill Hill Broadway to check, I know that it already has at least five alcohol outlets — Mill Hill Wines, Marks & Spencer, Iceland and two convenience stores, one of which is open 24/7. So what difference does it make if Broadway News also acquires an alcohol licence? Even though I do not drink alcohol myself, I think that Mr Khatri's objection is ludicrous. Edgar de Jarnac

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