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Aug 20 2013

Consultation opens on Stanmore late night drinking ban

harrow_council_logo2Harrow Council wants to know what you think about plans to curb early morning drinking in Stanmore.

The council is consulting on proposals to introduce an Early Morning Restriction Order (EMRO) in the run up to Christmas in certain Stanmore town centre pubs, clubs, shops and restaurants. This would prohibit them from selling alcohol between 2am and 6am from November 29th through to January 5th.

The council is responding to concerns about the high level of nuisance and anti-social behaviour in the area around Christmas which has largely been put down to the late opening of licensed premises’.

Figures from the Metropolitan Police, which supports the proposals, show there were over 15 call outs for fights and drunken behaviour between November and January last year, placing an extra strain on the emergency services. The council also had to send out extra patrols to deal with drunk and disorderly people. While there were over 12 call outs to the Environmental Health Noise team during the same period.

Leader of Harrow Council, Councillor Thaya Idaikkadar, said: “Keeping our neighbourhoods clean, green and safe is a top priority for Harrow Council and we are concerned with the levels of nuisance in Stanmore created by drunk and disorderly people, which has a big impact on the area’s residents and its businesses. We are doing this to respond to residents’ concerns. We pride ourselves on being a council that listens and we would like to know your views on what we can do to solve this problem. I would urge everybody to make their voices heard by taking part in our consultation today.”

The consultation opened today, Monday 19th August. You must download a form from www.harrow.gov.uk/consultations and email it to licensing@harrow.gov.uk or submit it by post to Harrow Council Licensing Service, PO Box 18, Civic Centre, Harrow, HA1 2UT.

Anybody who submits a comment will be asked if they would like to attend a Licensing Committee Hearing on October 10th. The Committee will listen to all the views and will decide whether or not to place the order at a meeting on 14th November.

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