Community to discuss Helensburgh Liquorland
The Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority is holding a public meeting inHelensburgh to discuss community opinion onan application for a new Liquorland store.
Chairperson Philip Crawford said the community’s strong interest in the application and its potential impact has led to the need for further consultation.
“The meeting is an opportunity for members of the community, including individuals and representative bodies, to share their views on the pros and cons of granting this application,” Mr Crawford said.
“We will be discussing the social impacts of the addition of a retail liquor outlet, its proposed trading hours, transport availability, pedestrian traffic, littering, noise pollution and the potential for increased exposure to anti-social behaviour and crime."
“These are all factors that bear on the Authority’s decisions and in this case, consultation is necessary to delve into the issues in greater detail and to ensure the community is heard.”
Helensburgh has a history of strong community interest in liquor licensing decisions, with the current Liquorland application having garnered approximately 293 public submissions with 264 objections and 29 in support.
There are two other retail liquor stores in the town which have been operating since 1973 and 2013 respectively, as well as a club and a hotel.
“The Authority looks forward to making contact with interested stakeholders to fully comprehend the issues involved,” Mr Crawford said.
The meeting is being held 6-8pm on 4 April at the Pioneer Room, 30 Boomerang Street Helensburgh.
To confirm attendance and make a verbal submission at the meeting, please RSVP with ILGA before 5:00 pm on Friday 1 April 2022.