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Council grants post office permission to sell alcohol every day of the week

A post office might not seem the most obvious places to pick up a few beers or a bottle of wine, but the Licensing Sub-Committee in Kingston have given it the go-ahead.

At this week’s committee [December 3] councillors approved licenses to sell alcohol at the Alexandra Post Office in Surbiton.

The Post Office will be able to sell alcohol to be taken off-site from 9am to 9pm – although it is currently only open until 8pm. While no official authorities such as the police objected to the plans, a number of local residents expressed their concerns about drunk people loitering in the area.

The applicant for Alexandra Post Office emphasised the need to add more convenience products to the store so it can remain open and serve the local community.

The original application was a bid to to sell alcohol from 6am until 11pm Monday to Saturday, and 7am until 10:30pm on Sunday. However, following discussions with the Director of Public Health, the application was amended. Again councillors approved the decision, saying it was unlikely to increase crime and disorder.

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