Anger over bid to sell booze from property

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A bid to sell alcohol online from a home has been branded something ‘not even the Monty Python team could make up’ by an angry resident.

Aiva Meldere, of Porter Street East, Wesham, is planning on opening the online alcohol retail shop that would deliver booze to homes around Kirkham.

She says the idea was motivated by a lack of available alcoholic drinks that people enjoy from across Eastern Europe.

Mrs Meldere said: “My friends and family complained that there isn’t anywhere in Kirkham to buy things we like so I decided to do something about it.”

But John Smith, of Garstang Road North, has criticised the application and voiced his concerns over traffic, under-age drinking and security. In a letter sent to Fylde Council, he said: “The Monty Python team could not make anything as silly as this.

“This plan is totally not needed, it will become an absolute total nuisance.”

But Mrs Meldere believes worries they will sell to under-age drinkers are unfounded as people cannot simply buy alcohol online without being asked for identification.

She said: “We will be delivering the alcohol to people’s houses so once we get to their door we shall use the “Challenge 25” policy and delivery will be refused if we are not satisfied.”

The application is set to be discussed today at a Fylde Council licensing meeting.