HAVE YOUR SAY ON LO­CAL AL­CO­HOL POL­ICY

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What re­stric­tions should be put on the sale of al­co­hol in Porirua City? We’d love to hear your views on the draft Lo­cal Al­co­hol Pol­icy (LAP), which will tighten up when and where al­co­hol can be sold in our city. If the draft LAP is adopted as it is, the fol­low­ing ma­jor changes will oc­cur: Su­per­mar­kets and gro­ceries out­side the city cen­tre and all other off li­cences will have to stop sell­ing al­co­hol by 9pm (cur- rently 11pm). City cen­tre su­per­mar­kets and gro­ceries could still sell till 11 pm. All on-li­cences across the city will have to stop trad­ing by 1am (cur­rently 4am). When con­sid­er­ing a new li­cence ap­pli­ca­tion, the District Li­cens­ing Com­mit­tee will be re­quired to take into ac­count whether there is a school nearby and work to avoid any ad­verse im­pacts. The Coun­cil has worked with po­lice, the Med­i­cal Of cer of Health and Liquor Li­cens­ing In­spec­tors, as well as con­sid­er­ing pub­lic feed­back, to pre­pare this draft pol­icy for fur­ther com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion. Sub­mis­sions are be­ing re­ceived from June 9 to July 25 and hear­ings are set down for Au­gust 13 – 15. You can pick up a copy of the draft LAP, in­clud­ing a sub­mis­sion form, at city li­braries and the Coun­cil Ad­min­is­tra­tion Build­ing, or go on­line at www.pcc.govt.nz.

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