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Reducing the Harm
The Waimakariri District Council is reviewing its Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) and Liquor Ban Bylaw and wants to hear what you think about the proposed changes.
The LAP encourages the responsible sale, supply and consumption of alcohol and focuses on reducing alcohol related harm.
The LAP can only deal with matters relating to licensing; the current LAP contains the following types of licensing policies:
Proposed changes to the policy
Section 2.1 Definitions
“Child focussed events” are events where the focus of the event is on children and young persons (under the age of 18) and activities for them – including where the safety, welfare and wellbeing of those children and young persons are paramount.
Section 4.4 Special Licences
Section 4.4.5 Child-focused events
No licence will be issued for child-focussed events in order to support a safe physical and emotional environment for children and young people (under the age of 18 years).
This reinforces school health education messages about alcohol not being needed to have fun and reinforces parenting strategies to reduce adolescent alcohol use.
Such events include, but are not limited to the following: school sports days, gala/fair days, district/regional/national sports events.
To encourage a safe environment in our public spaces, the Bylaw bans alcohol in specified areas in the District. This is to assist with protecting the public from nuisance, promoting and maintaining public health and safety and minimising the potential for offensive behaviour in public places. It also gives Police a mandate to deal with alcohol related issues like antisocial behaviour, helping to keep our communities safe.
The options available to Council are:
Proposed changes to the bylaw
The main areas of change between the current bylaw and the draft bylaw are summarised below:
Submission period for this consultation has closed.
If you would like to talk to someone about the draft Local Alcohol Policy or the draft Alcohol Control Bylaw, or the consultation process, please contact: Lynley Beckingsale, Policy Analyst, 311-8900 ext 8645.
Anyone making a submission has the opportunity to be heard by the Council’s Hearing Panel at public hearings to be held on 11 July 2018, in Rangiora and should make that request in their submission.