Views sought on potential public places alcohol ban in four Borders towns
Borderers are being asked for their thoughts on the possible introduction of a byelaw that would ban the consumption of alcohol in public places in four of the region’s towns.
Last year, Scottish Borders Council (SBC) carried out a consultation on whether or not people thought drinking in public places was causing a problem.
The results were mixed with 36% agreeing this was the case and 44% saying it wasn’t. The remaining 20% were unsure.
Councillors then decided to hold a second consultation, focusing on four towns: Eyemouth, Galashiels, Hawick and Peebles.
That consultation is now open until 6 May and you can give your views online at https://scotborders.citizenspace.com
You can also request a paper copy at contact centres or libraries by emailing email@example.com or calling 01835 826662.
The consultation is looking to gather people’s views about:
- Support for an alcohol byelaw in each of the four areas
- The areas in each of the four towns for the potential byelaws
- Potential exemptions for an alcohol byelaw (e.g. New Year’s Eve)
- Impact of an alcohol byelaw in each of the four towns
You can find out more information at public events taking place in each of the four areas:
- Hawick: Hawick Community Council meeting; 9 March; 6:30pm, Hawick High School
- Galashiels: 19 March; 6:30pm; Balmoral Lounge, Focus Centre
- Eyemouth: 23 March; 6:30pm; Eyemouth Primary School
- Peebles: Peebles Community Council meeting; 9 April; 7pm: Burgh Chambers, Chambers Institution
Please direct any enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01835 826662