Drink ban orders scheme extended
Published:  12 November, 2010

The government has extended the pilot scheme for drinking banning orders to a further 25 licensing areas.

The scheme – christened booze ASBOs by the tabloid press – was launched in 25 areas in April.

Home Office minister James Broken-shire said: “The extension will help local communities manage problem individuals and will also help those indivi-?duals to address the reasons for their behaviour.”?The banning orders can be used to bar a person from any pub or off-licence in their area, or certain parts of a town, for a period of between two months and two years. A breach is punishable by a fine of up to £2,500.

The new DBO areas from November 1 are: Birmingham; Bristol; Burnley, Pendle & Rossendale; City of Westminster; Denbighshire; east Berkshire; Fenland; Grimsby & Cleethorpes; Gwent;

Hammersmith & Fulham; Kensington & Chelsea; Hartlepool;

Lambeth; Southwark; Manchester; Mansfield; Merthyr Tydfil; Newcastle; north east Derbyshire; north east Suffolk; north Kent; north Tyneside; Northampton; Plymouth; Sedgemoor; west Cornwall and west Hertfordshire;?The existing DBO areas are: Cardiff; central and south west Staffordshire; City of London; Salford; Corby; Coventry; Doncaster; east Dorset; east Kent; Fylde coast; Hackney & Tower Hamlets; Halton; Hull & Holderness; Leicester; Lincoln; north Staffordshire; Nottingham; Reading; Southampton; south Devon; south east Hampshire; south Derbyshire; central Sussex; Teesside and Wakefield.

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