What a pity this new regulation does not apply to Isobela Street. Drinkers with enough money can drink as much as they like outside EV and Jack's Bar and make as much noise as they like; none of the bar staff care. However, if you do the same in two of Waterloo's parks you can have your drink taken off you and be asked to move on. We witness anti-social behaviour all the time from punters at these two bars but Southwark seem to turn a blind eye to this; maybe it is easier to deal with down-and-outs!
Karen is a lefty teacher so you can't listen to her.
Williamn, glad to hear you enjoy sitting outside, unfortunately this goes on until about 1am for us. We just want to see it a bit more limited so people can't sit outside after about 9pm, to give us some peace.
Of ciurse when the paying drinkers have gone home we then get the street drinkers outside, and that damn helicoptor.
I am sure the Queen would want people to have a drink for her jubilee, but this is the UK so it will be wet and cold and we will be able to keep our windows closed to block out the noisy swines.....is someone running bets for snow on high ground on the 3rd?
Karen the simple answer is that the councils cannot collect rents and rates from street drinkers but they can from bars and that is the reason they do nothing about the anti-social behaviour emanating from Jack's
Bar and EV.
William if you cannot recognise that there is very little difference in the behaviour between drunks in the park and those outside in Isabella Street then I suggest that you stop drinking wine with your dinner.
It would appear that you, Zoe, are one of Thatcher's children as shown by your contemptuous dismissal of Karens comment.You then go on to agree with her so we can only assume that you despise teachers and left-wingers.The helicopters are an infrequent nuisance but the shouting, screaming, swearing, urinating-frequently, defecating-rarely, door slamming and fighting are a regular occurence and that does not include the occasional deliberate vandalism and that is from women in their pretty frocks and their booted and suited escorts.
Oh dear. I'm not a killjoy: I think it is great being able to sit outside restaurants and bars and I too have enjoyed a meal and a glass of wine outside EVs. It is the late night unruly behavior that keeps me awake at night that I detest, and the fact that these people can do it 'legitimately' because it is outside a bar, but the people in the park can't. Ivanhoe is right, we already have drunk and disorderly laws and these should be equally applied.
PS But I am a bit of a lefty teacher (retired - yay!)