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Corringham shop wins battle to sell booze from 6am

IT MAY BE less the sound of milk bottles that wake up Corringham residents in the future but more the sound of Lambrini, Vodka and Stella Artois after a shop won its battle to sell alcohol from 6 am in the morning.

The Co-Operative Store in Gardeners Avenue, Corringham was granted permission last night at a meeting of the Licensing Committee at Thurrock Council.

The decision was made despite dozens of local residents complaining that this could open the floodgates to binge drinking and anti-social behaviour in Corringham.

However only two residents turned up to the meeting. There were no objections from the police.

But YT understands that the committee supported the application as there were no legal reasons not to.

A spokesperson for The Co-operative Group said: “The opening hours at our Gardener Avenue store, in Corringham, will remain the same (6am – 10pm). Our application to extend the premises licence by two hours will simply ensure that alcohol can be sold during all trading hours.

“As a community retailer, the opinions of local residents are very important to us, and they can rest assured that we will continue to adopt a responsible approach to the sale of alcohol.”

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