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I WAS at the licensing control meeting at the town hall last week, because nobody living in the area of Ham Road wanted yet another venue selling alcohol seven days a week there.

A total of 300 people signed the petition, and Roger Oakley, one of the Selden ward councillors, was kind enough to speak on our behalf.

Considering the anxiety expressed by nearly everyone of youngsters binge drinking, it is extraordinary that permission was given.

The way the premises was described, there seemed to be a fire hazard, with cardboard packaging stacked in a small area waiting for collection.

Mr Oakley was the only one of our councillors who bothered to address the problem. Where were the others?

J. Allison

Church Walk

Worthing