Council reject midnight closing times in Epsom town centre
26th July 2012
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Proposals to stop alcohol being sold in Epsom town centre after midnight have been rejected by the council.

Epsom and Ewell Council considered recommendations for a new borough-wide licensing policy , a zoning system, at a council meetingĀ on July 17.

Under the system, it would be divided into red, amber and green zones with different criteria introduced for clubs and bars applying for new licences or major variations in each zone.

In the red zone, containing key streets in the heart of the town centre, clubs would be able to apply for a licence beyond 1am.

But Lib Dem councillors, who have said they receive regular complaints of noise and disturbance in the town centre, proposed to amend the recommendations to ensure no alcohol is sold after 12pm on Sundays to Thursdays and after 1am on Fridays and Saturdays.

While recommendations for the zoning system were accepted by the council, the amendments were not.

Read full article by Hardeep Matharu at Yourlocalguardian

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