At East Budleigh Community Shop we have sold alcohol since opening. However, with our manager changing (he was the license holder) we are having problems applying for a new licensee and wondered if anyone else has come across similar issues. Whilst a member of the management committe gets qualified for holding a license, our local publican has agreed to act as premises supervisor temporarily. However we are being told by the police that she can only authorise 2 people to sell alcohol under her authority in her absence - has any other shop come across this before? Obviously, being run by volunteers, any of our 22 workers can sell alcohol at the moment.
I was interested to see that some of you have a "satellite" service from your local pub - how does this work in terms of them not being "in the shop" to supervise? This is something I've not come across before and it's never been suggested by the council licensing people who I've been taking advice from.
Any help or guidance will be gratefully received!
East Budleigh Community Shop