Green light for new off licence in Wisbech High Street despite opposition

PERMISSION was granted yesterday for a new off-licence in Wisbech High Street in spite of fierce resistance from concerned residents, citizens and businesses.

Lojkonik on 27 High Street will be allowed to sell alcohol following a Licensing committee hearing chaired by Councillor Kay Mayor.

Objectors had complained of alcohol fuelled vandalism and anti social behaviour in the town centre, including various incidents of smashed windows and walkways being used as urinals.

The committee, however, was satisfied Lojkonik’s presence will not add to the problem.

An explanation of the commitee’s decision said: “The panel are very mindful of the issues faced with street drinking, anti social behaviour and in policing the Designated Public Place Order (DPPO) in Wisbech.

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“We note the applicant has a robust security system and has offered to consider the installation of gates to the rear of the premises as an additional security measure.”

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