Shop has alcohol licence suspended


A CHESTERFIELD shop has had its licence to sell alcohol suspended for a month, following an investigation by Derbyshire County Council.

Extra conditions have also been imposed on Hollingwood Stores, Hollingwood, following the licence review hearing at Chesterfield Borough Council.

The hearing was told that the store twice sold alcohol to an underage volunteer during a trading standards operation on 30 July.

Borough councillors agreed to suspend Hollingwood Stores’ licence to sell alcohol for a month and imposed conditions including full training on the sale of age-restricted products to all new staff and regular refresher training to be given. They also insisted on the store operating a system where sales refused under the age-verification policy are recorded.