MORE than 30 people have signed a petition objecting to a new off-licence opening near a school.
The owners of Supersave in Gunnersbury Lane, Acton, have applied to sell alcohol from the premises from 7am to midnight during the week and until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays.
Mill Hill Park Residents' Association (MHPRA) said there are already two pubs and at least three other shops in the area selling alcohol and another is not wanted or needed.
Ann Brennan of MHPRA said: "We regularly witness people purchasing alcohol for quick consumption before entering pubs, some of whom already show signs of drunkenness.
"The premises are located within a largely residential area which regularly suffers from noise, anti-social behaviour, crime and disorder.
"People urinate in gardens, walk over car bonnets, break newly-planted trees and cans and bottles get dumped on the roads.
"This has a negative impact on the quality of life for residents and we request the application is rejected."
The petition, launched by neighbouring Acton Oriental Stores, has already been signed by 31 people and many fear for their safety as they walk home from Acton Town station.
Nigel Charlton, licensing sergeant for Ealing Police, said he was concerned about the early hours and late finish of alcohol sales.
Sgt Charlton suggested the use of CCTV, personal attack buttons, a safe controlled by a time delay and three staff to be on duty after 7pm be taken into consideration by the shop owners.
In the licence application, premise supervisor, Zahoor Abass wrote: "There is strong management and staff are trained in respect of licensing law, the implementation of licence conditions, health, safety, first aid, alcohol and drug awareness and conflict management.
"There will be no promotions that encourage illegal, irresponsible or immoderate consumption of alcohol and known troublemakers will be barred.
"We will at all times observe the law and ensure that alcohol is not served to people who are under 18 years of age and all reasonable steps are taken to recognise the rights of local residents and to encourage customers to leave the premises quietly."
The licensing sub-committee meeting will take place on Monday.