Liquor ban could extend to 24 hours
Liquor should be off the menu in town centres and parks according to the Avondale Community Board.
The board voted to support the Auckland City Council’s proposal to place a 24-hour liquor ban in all town centres and in parks from 10pm to 8am during daylight saving and 8pm to 8am at other times.
Current bans only cover selected town centres at certain times.
Board chairman Duncan Macdonald says banning alcohol in the Avondale town centre 24 hours a day instead of the current 8pm to 8am restrictions will benefit the community.
“We’re sick of all the drunks around the place during the day. They make a hell of a mess.
“Now the cops won’t come because it’s not against the law.”
But board member Catherine Farmer says if the proposal is adopted as council policy, the police may not have the resources to enforce it.
After collating a range of opinions, council officers plan to have a draft proposal on liquor bans before the city development committee by December.