BOSSES at a petrol station in Berkeley have applied to sell alcohol around the clock, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Berkeley Service Station - located on the A38 - recently submitted plans to amend its existing alcohol licence to Stroud District Council. 

It is understood, if approved, all sales between 11pm and 6am would be made through a service hatch.

They have also applied to sell late night refreshment between 11pm and 5am daily. 

The station is currently open and sells alcohol from Monday to Wednesday between 6am to 10pm, Thursday to Saturday between 6am to 1am and Sunday from 7am to 10pm. 

The application states: “The sale will take place in the store via a service hatch, but the consumption of hot drinks will be for off sale consumption only.”

As part of the licence, the applicant must answer four questions to ensure they meet all four licencing objectives. 

These are the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, prevention of public nuisance and protection of children from harm.

The application continues: “The premises will operate to a high standard, and will do so should this licence be granted in terms of the sale of alcohol.

“All staff will be fully trained in their responsibilities with regard to the sale of alcohol, and will be retrained every six months, with recorded training records kept for inspection.

“CCTV shall be to an appropriate standard as agreed with the police. 

“Customers will be reminded by way of a notice at the entrance/ exit door to please leave the premises quietly and have consideration for any neighbouring residential properties.

“Only photographic ID is accepted (passport, driving licence, proof of age card with PASS hologram, and Military ID).

“Anyone who appears to be under the age of 25 is challenged to provide ID. 

“If the customer is unable to provide identification then no sale is made. No ID no sale. Challenge 25 POS will be on display in the store.”

You can view the full application here -

Representations can be made in writing to the district council’s licensing section or email by Monday, March 4.