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Bye-Law

 

From the Dover Express, 16 September 1999, by SHARON WARD.

New bye-law will hit the pockets of lager louts boozing on district's streets.

'Sensible' people will be better off.

 

NEW bye-laws are being introduced in the Dover district to control drinking in public places.

After consultation with the public, Kent Police, Connex South East, the Guild of Master Victuallers and town councils, Dover District Council will bring these bye-laws into force from September 26.

They state it is an offence to drink alcohol in a designated public place once a police officer has asked a person to stop.

Areas concerned include the North and South Promenade at Deal, The Bulwark, Sandwich, Deal and Dover High Streets and Pencester Gardens, Dover.

Signs will be placed in prominent places advising where the bye-laws apply and a map showing the areas can be examined free of charge, or bought for 50p at any council office.

The law does not affect pubs and bars that have a licence for outside tables and chairs provided that drinking only takes place within the boundaries of that licence. Councillor Janet Birkett, chairman of the council's health and housing committee, said: "The new bye-laws are designed to increase the enjoyment and safety of the majority of sensible people.

"Those who break the law could be fined up to 500."

 

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