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Public Drinking Ban For Outskirts Of Centre Is Approved

Monday March 25 2013

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A PUBLIC drinking ban covering the outskirts of the town centre has been approved following months of consultation with residents.

Police made the application for 96 streets in Oakwell, Old Mill, Honeywell and Dearne Valley Park in November amid concerns a town centre ban had pushed drinkers into the suburbs.

Chairman of Barnsley Council's licensing board, Cllr Charlie Wraith, said residents had been consulted on the plans - with the majority saying they were in favour to ban drinking on the streets where they live.

"Drinking bans have proved to be successful in the past and I've no fears of it causing any problems," he said. "The majority of ward members were in favour."

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Reply Posted by LV on Wednesday March 27 2013 at 19:13
Good!!! when are they putting it into force?

Reply Posted by Town centre joke on Saturday March 30 2013 at 10:07
I work in town centre and it's a joke about there been a ban on alcohol, people walk round all the time with cans of lager and bottles of cider because there's never any police about!!

Reply Posted by Chelle on Monday April 1 2013 at 13:15
its the same in wombwell u see all of them drinking and there is ment to be a drinkin fine but never see anyone get caught

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