11:03AM, Thursday 16 May 2013
Opponents of supermarket giant Morrison's plan to sell alcohol at night in Peascod Street in Windsor have lost their fight.
Councillors on the Royal Borough's licensing panel have agreed to allow drink to be sold until 11pm seven days a week when the new shop opens in the summer.
They made their decision despite hearing objections at a meeting held in Eton Council offices on Friday (MAY 10). A petition with 40 names was presented as well as a letter from Cllr Eileen Quick who represents the Clewer East ward on the Royal Borough, all opposing the sale of drink at the new shop.
There was concern that it would add to the rush of people who already move between clubs in William Street and Goswell Hill at the weekend, increasing drunken behaviour.
There is some consolation for opponents though. Morrison's originally wanted to sell alcohol until midnight but police objections saw them change their application to 11pm.
More than 50 street parties are set to take place this weekend across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the surrounding areas.
An independent report into a Conservative councillor has found a breach of the Royal Borough’s code of conduct in a document seen by the Advertiser.