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Midlands Council decide not to proceed with further consideration of an Early Morning Restriction Order

Councillors voted unanimously not to seek further statistics and evidence

We reported earlier this week that Walsall Council’s Licensing and Safety Committee were due to consider whether to seek more evidence with a view to consulting upon an Early Morning Restriction Order (EMRO).

The committee meeting took place yesterday evening (22 February 2023) and the members voted unanimously not to request a further report which could set out crime statistics for the town centre.

Councillors commented that they felt enforecement action against individual operators who may not be promoting the licensing objectives would be more appropriate than a blanket ban on alcohol sales past a certain time.

The link to the committee report and webcast can be found here.

For further information or queries please feel free to contact any of our licensing solicitors here.


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