Brussels: a municipality prohibits alcohol in public spaces in the evening

Brussels: a municipality prohibits alcohol in public spaces in the evening

The ban will come into effect on June 15.


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Lhe commune of Evere has announced that a ban on the sale of alcohol to take away and consumption in public spaces will apply from this Wednesday, June 15 for an indefinite period.

It was the mayor of Evere, Ridouane Chahid (PS), who decided to adopt this measure and to prohibit, once again, “taking away and selling alcoholic beverages, namely any drink exceeding a alcohol content of 1.2%, on the territory of the municipality of Evere from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. ”, according to the DH.

Consumption will also be prohibited in public spaces in the Paduwa, Peace and Notre-Dame districts.

These two measures follow “following the citizens’ meetings which are organized within the framework of the Consultative Councils for Prevention during which several residents complained about the nuisances that the groups (Editor’s note: alcoholic) cause during certain gatherings”, affirms the mayor.

The ban obviously does not apply to bars and restaurants

The measure is, at this time, for an indefinite period. An evaluation is in any case planned for September.

Evere is not the only one to adopt such a measure, in fact, the Koekelberg commune prohibits drinking alcohol in several places in the commune, for the moment until the end of June.



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