On reading recent quotes by both the town centre manager and John Hayes, it becomes apparent that both believe there is now a full ban on street drinking, while on the other hand the police stated there is not. So my question is ... what is it? Ban or no ban?
Is this a case of people we trust not knowing what they are talking about, or do we have a ban that we don’t know about?
Maybe if these people used our public houses, then it would be beneficial all round
Regarding the anti-social issues that come with street drinking, these quotes would be perfect if there was a full ban as the vast majority now back it.
To constantly witness this activity, day and night, from the break of dawn right into the early hours, is not acceptable.
We have a declining pub trade. Maybe if these people used our public houses, then it would be beneficial all round.
Reducing the number of shops with licences to sell alcohol would also decrease the number of street drinkers too, in my opinion.