Two Spalding off-licences that have been subject to Trading Standards raids in recent months have cases before the district council’s licensing authority this week.
Today (Thursday) the panel from South Holland District Council will consider an application to transfer and vary a premises licence at Winsover Off Licence in Winsover Road.
And tomorrow (Friday) they will meet to review the premises licence at Nasza Biedronka in the Sheep Market.
At today’s hearing Karwan Ahmad is applying to transfer a licence for Winsover Road Off Licence to him from Ribaz Aziz Raza.
In the application, Mr Ahmad describes the premises as a “grocery store licensed to sell alcohol”.
However, Lincolnshire Police have objected on two grounds to the transfer and variance of the licence.
Firstly, they say the premises is currently subject to a police application for a licensing hearing following the seizure of illegal cigarettes.
Secondly, Ahmad is already premises licence holder and supervisor for another Spalding off licence subject to a police application for a licensing hearing after contraband cigarettes were found hidden in the store, a bathroom and a store room.
Winsover Road Off Licence can sell alcohol from 8am until midnight, seven days a week.
The committe has two options. It can grant the applications or reject them on crime prevention grounds.