Fight in one pub, you’ll be barred from all

Western Times - - NEWS -

PUBLICANS in Dalby want to send a clear and sim­ple mes­sage to pa­trons: be civil or leave.

Pub own­ers and man­agers met on Wed­nes­day,. May 9, to dis­cuss the im­por­tance of hav­ing a co­he­sive ap­proach when tack­ling vi­o­lence in the town’s es­tab­lish­ments.

Pub fights and in­ci­dents have dropped sig­nif­i­cantly in re­cent years, which the publicans agreed was a credit to the com­mu­nity.

In part­ner­ship with po­lice, the com­mit­ment for safe places for fam­i­lies to have an en­joy­able night has never been stronger.

Dalby Se­nior Con­sta­ble Sean Don­aghy said there was al­ways more work to be done to erad­i­cate vi­o­lence.

“The pur­pose is to stop vi­o­lence in pubs and (publicans) work with the po­lice,” he said.

“Ev­ery month we have a meet­ing and dis­cuss is­sues we may have.

“What the publicans want to do is send a mes­sage out – vi­o­lence in their es­tab­lish­ment will not be tol­er­ated.

“Vi­o­lence in their es­tab­lish­ments will not be tol­er­ated by the po­lice and the courts.”

A liquor ac­cord in Dalby al­lows publicans to get to­gether and dis­cuss any prob­lems.

The ac­cord also al­lows civil ban­ning or­ders to be placed on any pa­trons who misbehave.

Im­por­tantly, if some­one mis­be­haves in one pub, they will be barred from all Dalby es­tab­lish­ments.

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