18 December 2006

One too many drinks in Hammersmith & Fulham

Festive drinkers have been confused in Hammersmith & Fulham this year.

On the one hand the Conservative council was saying Festive drinkers sold short. Dozens of licensed premises in West London are serving festive drinkers short measures of alcohol, according to the council.

And on the other, it was proclaiming Street drinkers left high and dry by booze ban. A blanket ban on anti-social street boozers has busted more than 120 drunken vagrants in the first month of the innovative new scheme.

Which is all rather confusing for local residents. What does the council really think about alcohol consumption? Are glasses half full or half empty in Hammersmith & Fulham?

Whatever you do, don't go into the Salutation pub opposite the town hall to ask one of the Cabinet members for an answer. Particularly later on in the evening.

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