Forest cycle shop could sell alcohol

By Ross Gazette reporter   |   Reporter   |
Friday 1st June 2018 7:00 am
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Cyclists travelling along the Forest of Dean’s most popular cycling route may be able to buy local beer, cider and wine soon.

Dean Forest Cycles, a cycle hire centre based in Parkend, wants to sell locally made alcohol between 12pm to 5pm every day of the week.

The owners of the shop, Angela and Alexander Clayton, have put in an application to sell alcohol to the Forest of Dean District Council.

They intend to sell premium bottled local beers, cider and wine, but not spirits, as part of a food package.

The shop is based at the start of the family cycle trail in the village of Parkend.

Two complainants however have voiced concerns that accepting the licence will spark more “shouting”, create greater parking troubles and is a risk to young children who camp near the site on weekends and school holidays.

The decision to grant or reject the application will be made at the council’s licensing committee on Monday, June 4th.

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