This advice from the Police must be listened to as WCC develops our local Alcohol Policy. The Police not only have the expertise in this area, they are left to deal with the mess after people drink too much.
Yesterday's forum on our policy was very useful, I appreciated many people from the hospitality industry, the Police, hospital and tourism industry giving up their time to answer councillor's questions.
It is interesting to note that the views of the Free Ambulance, Police and doctors were the same around closure times. The hospitality industry disagrees with this advice instead saying that pre-loading is the primary issue.
No magic bullet here. Licencing hours are a big part of the story but so is pricing, advertising and host responsibility.