A local takeaway has failed in its attempt to be allowed to deliver alcohol to customers between 11pm and 3am. Currently, Tony’s Curry Pot is licensed to sell booze between 2300-0500 but only to customers who purchase their food in person. Owner Adnan Javed sought to extend this service to those who prefer their late night fine-dining experience to be delivered to the doorstep.
However, the owner of the Haymarket Street shop was to be disappointed. After hearing objections from the police and healthcare bosses, Bury licensing committee rejected the application. Committee member, Clr Alan Mathews said: “We’ve never had an application like this before and it did provoke a lot of concerns.”
One of the concerns was apparently that they feared that delivering alcohol to homes could lead to arguments between the driver and the customer. Mr Mathews also added that “There would also be issues around domestic violence, the safety of children and general health if people with alcohol abuse problems can get access to alcohol at anti-social hours.
But is there an even bigger worry lying behind the committee’s refusal? Perhaps tellingly he admitted that: “We also felt that passing this could open up a Pandora’s Box in that it could lead to other people applying to do the same thing, including supermarkets. Potential trailblazer Mr Javed was said to be unavailable for comment.