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Plans for early-hours drinking restriction in Stanmore dropped
Plans to ban the late-night sale of alcohol in a Harrow town centre over Christmas have been dropped after agreement was reached between the council and businesses.
In July this year Harrow Borough Council announced plans to introduce an early morning restriction order for Stanmore over Christmas.
The application came about after people living in the area complained of noise, fighting, and drunken behaviour last year.
The council launched a consultation on plans which would have restricted the sale of alcohol between 2am and 6am.
However businesses have now agreed with the council to keep any extended open hours within a restricted time, reducing the requirement for the order.
A council spokesman said: "The council considered the measure in response to complaints of anti-social behaviour linked to premises that were open until 5.30am.
“Our preference was always to reach an agreement with the traders to resolve the problem and we are pleased that, following the consultation, that has now been achieved.
"We will be monitoring the area carefully to ensure that the improvements promised are being made."
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