Licensing chiefs in part of Lancashire are to debate whether to introduce new powers to restrict the ability of bars and clubs to sell alcohol early in the morning.
Under new powers being introduced by the Government, council bosses can seek to introduce Early Morning Alcohol Restriction Orders (EMROs) if they feel it is necessary. The orders allow councils to restrict the sale of alcohol any time between midnight and 6am in areas where there are problems sparked by booze.
They can be introduced where the police or licensing authorities believe there is a sufficient problem in a particular area that such restrictions are necessary.
Members of Wyre Council’s licensing committee are due to consider the measures at a meeting due to be held next week.
Officers have asked members to consider whether the measures should be investigated further.
A report to councillors adds: “If members decide that they wish officers to investigate potential EMROs, police opinion should be sought as to possible areas/towns that may be considered and whether there is sufficient police data to support a case for EMROs in this borough.”
The meeting will be held next Wednesday, January 23, at 6pm in the council chamber at the Civic Centre, Breck Road, Poulton.
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