Monday, July 19, 2010

Booze News

Noooooooooooooo! Eagle-eyed reader Ken has sent me this snap of an alcohol licence review notice which has gone up in the window of Waitrose, here in the Millionaires' Playground.

The supermarket is probably one of the few reasons there is any kind of discerning middle class still left in Ramsgate, if not the whole of Thanet, with the booze counter being a Mecca for anyone with a palate that stretches beyond White Lightning and cheap, fizzy leg opener. Ken says:

Apparently the police are requesting a review of Waitrose's licence because of the high level of reported incidents of shoplifting etc from the store. The store apparently reports all incidents and regularly provides names of offenders and security video confirmation but the police do nothing. They are now requesting a review of the licence because of the high offence levels reported. Who would blame Waitrose for shutting up shop because of such stupidity. So where is YOU CALL - WE WILL COME? [See previous item]

Quite. And knowing how jealous our Margate-centric council feels about Ramsgate's revival, I wouldn't be surprised if they withdrew the licence out of spite in the hope that it would drive out Waitrose, leaving us with another eyesore of a building in the centre of town. Or perhaps they're in cahoots with their friends at Tesco!!!??!!!

21 comments:

Yamesh said...

Down here in Portsmouth some young scamps went into Sainsbury's a few times to purchase the grown up beverages whilst under age. The catch is that after doing this several times it was admitted they were working for the council undercover... who promptly revoked the booze license for one whole day.

Anonymous said...

ECR only squeals when nipped.

puffinman said...

1-11.....And whats wrong with that? It's his blog.

Richard Eastcliff said...

Especially when I'm nipped on the nips, 1:11!

Anonymous said...

The local police are f@&king useless. Rather than arrest those responsible, they bring the victim to task for 'allowing' such things to be stolen.

The simple answer is not calling the police. And who benefits from falling reported crime rate the most........

Dave Camerons big society should look at the failure of local funded policing to uphold the law, not offload the cost and responsibility to the public.

Anonymous said...

anon again!
People who steal are no better than murderer's or paedofile's.
Waitrose is correct, watch your property, watch your kids, look after your lives.

Anonymous said...

anon again!
AND, never trust a Bank!

Richard Eastcliff said...

Would have been simpler to say 'no better than bankers' there, aa!

Anonymous said...

anon again!
Your wish, Sir, is as you please!
"no better than Banker's"
;)

Richard Eastcliff said...

Hoho!

Anonymous said...

Whereas - Fake Tesco Express confidently expects to sell Ouzo and Polish Pure Spirit until 12.30 am, with the apparent support of Plod and the Duffers!

tony flaig bignews said...

Hi just sent you an email, wasn't finished but flew from my smart phone, no need for a response was sort of a draft format, you know what us uneducated thanitians are like.

If only I could replicate that middle class superior ..........

Lucy Mail said...

You 'shouldn't' replicate would be more appropriate, Mr track layer.

Waitrose would be sadly missed, were the piss taken out of them completely!

Richard Eastcliff said...

Fucking hell Lucy! Your comment is only going to add to Tony's delusion that you and I are the same person, and that every anonymous commentator on the web is yours truly!

I just sent a robust response to his email. Seeing as we're online at roughly the same time, he'll put two and two together and make five.

I'm really getting seriously concerned that he's a bit disturbed and stalking me. No. Seriously. Very concerned.

Richard Eastcliff said...

Lucy - I've sent you an email. Please read.

Lucy Mail said...

Let them get on with it, Dickie.

Being wrong is a way of life for some people!

Richard Eastcliff said...

Thanks for showing your support Lucy.

Anonymous said...

Richard I would throw my very large hat in the ring on this subject, but he would have me ringed as you - or some other alter ego.

Go on, egg him on.

Walter Mitty (an official member of the Pirates)

Anonymous said...

No, no ,no....Yes Id him on

Anonymous said...

It's ironic that Waitrose is on the old Tomson and Wooton brewery site.

Lucy Mail said...

Would be even more ironic if Whitbread were to buy our branch of Waitrose and then keep it running!