Warning for Dunmow shop over drink sales to under 18s
PUBLISHED: 15:46 28 January 2009 | UPDATED: 07:09 30 May 2010
STAFF at a Dunmow High Street convenience store have been told they can continue to serve alcohol – providing they adhere to necessary conditions . It was revealed last week that enforcement officers had caught staff at One Stop selling booze to underage
STAFF at a Dunmow High Street convenience store have been told they can continue to serve alcohol - providing they adhere to "necessary conditions".
It was revealed last week that enforcement officers had caught staff at One Stop selling booze to underage children on more than one occasion.
At an Uttlesford District Council licensing review committee meeting on Tuesday, members agreed that the shop should adhere to a number of conditions, including installing a digital CCTV system with any recordings made available to police and council officers on request.
The shop also has to write down any underage refusal on a register and should introduce a new training programme for staff.
Chairman of the committee, Eric Hicks, highlighted the test failures as very serious.
But he added: "Members are satisfied that the conditions set are necessary and proportional to deal with the problems identified and we hope that they will result in no future occurrences."
Representing One Stop Ltd, Aaron Steadmans, said: "We are a national company with more than 300 stores - we take this matter very seriously and apologise for what has happened.
"All of the conditions that have been agreed have already been implemented at the store.