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Stavanger gets year-round open-air drinking. Licensing-law committee reverses decision. Five years ago the centre of Stavanger was plagued by drink-induced violence and fighting, leading to a ban on outside drinking. Things have improved since then. In 2005 the head of Stavanger police station, Henry Ove Berg, recommended that the council’s licensing-law committee ban outside drinking for bars and pubs that rent land from the municipality. On Wednesday the committee convened to reassess its earlier decision.

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Stavanger gets year-round open-air drinking

Published on Friday, 4th December, 2009 at 08:00 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Licensing-law committee reverses decision.

In Stavanger
In Stavanger
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Five years ago the centre of Stavanger was plagued by drink-induced violence and fighting, leading to a ban on outside drinking. Things have improved since then.

In 2005 the head of Stavanger police station, Henry Ove Berg, recommended that the council’s licensing-law committee ban outside drinking for bars and pubs that rent land from the municipality. On Wednesday the committee convened to reassess its earlier decision.

During the meeting Berg told them that although police still have their hands full, he believed that things have improved in the last five years because the industry employs staff specially-trained in keeping the peace, according to Stavanger Aftenbladet.

The committee has now given the go-ahead, with police saying they have no objections as long as serving-time stops at midnight.



Published on Friday, 4th December, 2009 at 08:00 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: stavanger, drinking, drunk, violence, fighting, licensing, laws, outside, police, curfew, committee, ban, decision, revise.





  
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