Woolwich shop owner fined for covid breaches

The owner of two Woolwich hair and cosmetics shops has been fined again after breaching covid rules last year.

The owner of Sabina Hair and Cosmetics – which faces onto General Gordon Square – had already been fined £14,000. The latest ruling saw costs of £3,280 awarded against the company.

At Bexley Magistrate’s Court Ghulam Musafa admitted ignoring pandemic restrictions and continued trading.

Rihana hair and cosmetics – located on Woolwich New Road – was also found to be selling goods when non-essential retail was banned.

Woolwich New Road shops taken April 2020

The Sabina shop is visible from Greenwich Council’s HQ so it’s a pretty flagrant breach.

Then again, a hotel facing the Square operated for two years without Greenwich Council noticing it had no planning permission.

When the pandemic begun half of Powis Street seemed to stay open by sticking some toilet rolls in the window.



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