Booze ban warning

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POLICE say they are monitoring bayside beaches now that COVID-19 restrictions are easing.

“Victoria Police is working closely with City of Kingston Council to ensure everyone using the beaches, foreshores, parks, and reserves do so in an enjoyable and safe manner,” a statement on the police eyewatch Facebook page read.

“With the weather warming up and COVID restrictions easing, Police are expecting Kingston to be a popular place for people to come together to relax and enjoy each other’s company. Whilst we understand people want to enjoy the company of others, it is important everyone behaves respectfully and responsibly towards each other and those who live and work in the area.

“City of Kingston Council has several local laws which Victoria Police will be enforcing to assist in ensuring all our public spaces remain safe and enjoyable for everyone.  Consumption of alcohol is prohibited in designated public areas around Kingston. This is to regulate and control the consumption and possession of alcohol in public places to prevent anti-social behaviour that is detrimental or a nuisance to the community. These bans are also designed to enhance public safety.”

To read more about local alcohol-free zones visit kingston.vic.gov.au/About-Us/Local-Laws-and-Health/Alcohol-Free-Zones

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 24 February 2021

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