Victoria Local Council bans consumption of alcohol in public places

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Victoria Local Council bans consumption of alcohol in public placesVictoria Local Council has passed a bye-law, banning the consumption of alcohol in public places.

The Council, in a facebook post, said that it deals with the abuse being carried out in public places such as the Villa Rundle Gardens, as well as the playing field area, “where groups of people congregate with bottles of alcohol, to the detriment of families, especially the children who visit the gardens.”

The bye-law does not affect establishments that are licensed to sell alcohol, such as bars and restaurants where there are outside tables and chairs, the Council said.

However, if these establishments serve alcohol that won’t be consumed in the outside seating area, such as during feasts, then it must sold in be non-glass containers.

Also covered under this bye-law is alcohol purchased from shops such as supermarkets etc – which must remain sealed while carrying in public places.

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    2 Responses

    1. joe grech says:

      For more information about banning the consumption of alcohol in public places please see http://justiceservices.gov.mt/DownloadDocument.aspx?app=lp&itemid=28671&l=1, thanks.

    2. Revel Barker says:

      Thanks, Joe.
      I am not saying that I don’t think it’s a good idea but I wasn’t aware that local councils could make such bye-laws and fix such penalties.
      There are plenty of other laws that they might impose, since they have such power.
      Although… like all other Maltese laws, who is going to enforce them?

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