Orange Council considers closing pubs early to curb violence

Orange Council considers closing pubs early to curb violence

Orange City Council is planning to take action against alcohol related violence in the city, but is unsure closing pubs and clubs early will solve the problem.

The Orange and District Ministers Association held a meeting last week to discuss the issue, proposing licensed premises voluntarily close their doors at midnight for a month.

The city has already adopted curfews and lockouts as well as limiting the types of drinks bought after midnight.

 But with alcohol-fuelled violence remaining an ongoing problem Orange council is being encouraged to do more.

While council and local police believe the plan has its merits, they also believe violence won’t be curbed if alcohol is not being served responsibly.

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