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No drinking - It's against the Law!!

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No drinking - It's against the Law!!

When I read this article today I couldn't believe it.
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/article6571617.ece
What is it coming to when we can't enjoy a peaceful drink in the open air?  PC gone just too far Angry Angry
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Re: No drinking - It's against the Law!!

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Police in Driffield, East Yorkshire (population 11,000), have confiscated alcohol from 117 people. Warwickshire police confiscated 150 cans and bottles of alcohol in two evenings during the annual Mop Fair in Stratford-upon-Avon last October, yet there was only one arrest for drunk and disorderly behaviour.

Hardly surprising if all the alcohol had been confiscated.
The principle is probably sound but the application appears to be crazy  Crazy
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Re: No drinking - It's against the Law!!

Sorry to interrupt, Artmo, did you get my PM?
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Re: No drinking - It's against the Law!!

Yes, just sent a reply.  Let me know if there's anything else.
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Re: No drinking - It's against the Law!!

just drive 10 mile east up the road Artmo, it is illegal to have alcohol around the church area and fountain, not sure other parts of town as well
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Re: No drinking - It's against the Law!!

What town are you talking about PP?
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Re: No drinking - It's against the Law!!

Ah!!  it's actually 18 miles away from me. 
I think the article makes it clear that local authorities have overstepped the mark in imposing these drink free areas without consultation and without any legitimate reason.
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Re: No drinking - It's against the Law!!

the cops are stocking up for their own rave up later in the year. Grin
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Re: No drinking - It's against the Law!!

We have had it in Crewe for over a year to stop youngsters from having booze ups in the streets. All thats happened is they now hide in bushes so the Police cant find them. Its not needed as the law is there anyway. If they are under age they can be stopped anyway, if they are drunk they can be arrested so why pass the bylaw?
Whats needed is the Police to do there job we used to get 30 kids drunk as skunks on the local play area as young as 10 years old these are the problem not an adult just enjoying a simple drink on a hot day not causing any trouble