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The alcohol ban in Nicolson Square and Bristo Square is to go ahead from next week.
Signs will be displayed around the squares from October 20th making them designated 'no drinking of alcohol zones' under the Consumption of Alcohol in Designated Public Places Bylaws 2006.
Whilst the Byelaw will not solve the problems of anti-social behaviour, it will be a helpful tool to minimise the disruptive behaviour. Police and Council have invested considerable resources this year in policing the area and the drain on resources to so should now be curtailed. More important, the environment for people in the areas should be improved.