An application by JRHT to modify the license that they have for the sale of alcohol at Hartrigg Oaks elderly persons complex has run into opposition.
First the Police objected, then an action group of over 80’s declared the plan to be contrary to Quaker traditions.
The proposal is to permit the sale of alcohol to non-residents from 11:00 to midnight, Monday to Sunday.
Residents can buy and consume alcohol at any time.
A licensing committee will hear next week that some residents fear that the Trust intend to open up their on-site restaurant to casual users.
The Trust have denied this
A large number of residents have written to support the licence application