Adrian welcomes council decision to formally consider tighter pub restrictions

Adrian has welcomed the decision of the Borough Council to formally consider whether an Early Morning Restriction Order (EMRO) to close pubs in the town earlier on some nights of the week should be taken forward.

Adrian made his call for this option to be considered in November, and he says he is delighted that the Licensing committee have now agreed to a formal consideration.

“There is no perfect solution to the problems residents face. Residents are being repeatedly woken at 2 and 3 in the morning by revellers returning home on foot as pubs close. That’s the problem I am suggesting can be significantly improved by closing pubs at midnight on week nights while allowing late night drinking at weekends to strike a balance.”

Adrian continued, “There may be other solutions. One might be for Edge Hill or the pub trade to lay on free buses to return people to their accommodation, but I have heard nothing to date to suggest that is on the agenda.”

“I’m happy to meet anyone and discuss their ideas. What I want is to solve the intolerable situation where people working in hospitals and schools, offices and factories are turning up for work exhausted. I know some residents who cannot use their front bedrooms, while I’ve heard reports of others going to bed at 8 or 9 in the evening as they know their night’s sleep will be disturbed.”

Adrian said that almost 150 complaints had been made since late September and the worst week was surprisingly during the recent snowy weather. He added that week nights were the worst for incidents.

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