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Permits, Food and Licensing
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Alcohol in public places

Alcohol has been banned from some public places in the Hastings District to encourage a safe and welcoming environment.  For written descriptions and maps of the affected areas see Council's Consolidate Bylaw, (chapter 4)

Additionally, temporary alcohol bans are sometimes put in place for major events to ensure the event is safe for everyone to enjoy. For example, on Spring Carnival horse racing day, an alcohol ban is in place on Racecourse Rd and surrounding streets.  We will let you know of temporary alcohol bans by placing signs in the effected streets on all event days.

Enforcing alcohol bans

The police enforce alcohol bans to help make our communities and public places safer. Police officers will issue a fine for a breach of an alcohol ban.

They can issue a fine:

  • instantly (without arrest)
  • after an arrest for breaching the alcohol ban
  • by post, after the breach has occurred.

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