Worthing Tesco in 24-hour booze bid

The Argus

4:40pm Monday 25th January 2010
By Paul Holden

Residents living in the shadow of a major new superstore have slammed plans for a 24-hour booze licence.

Tesco have asked for permission to sell alcohol open round-the-clock at the complex, which is currently being built off New Road, West Durrington, Worthing.

The smaller store it is replacing, situated just 100m to the east and still trading, has permission to sell wines, beers and spirits 24 hours a day only in the three week run up to Christmas and one week after.

At other times, it can only do so between 6am and midnight Monday-Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.

But now the retail giant wants the licence to cover the entire year despite concerns about antisocial behaviour in the area…