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Memory Lane - 25 years ago
6:00pm Wednesday 27th June 2012 in Memory Lane
BROMSGROVE landlords had given unanimous backing to government plans for all-day drinking.
The new law would remove opening restrictions, allowing alcohol to be served from 11am-11pm, except on Sundays. The existing restrictions had been in place since World War One and the chairman of Bromsgrove and Droitwich Licensed Victuallers’ Association, Reg Jackson-Cox, described them as archaic. Bromsgrove Superintendent Neil Campbell welcomed the reforms saying he hoped people would drink in a more leisurely way instead of cramming drinking into a short period of time.
Ã RATEPAYERS had given a firm thumbs down to the council over its plan to get borough status for Bromsgrove.
More than 11,000 residents had returned ballot papers – 7,787 of which were against the proposal. The Advertiser/ Messenger commented thatwithtwo-thirds of voters against, it seemed unlikely that the council would pursue the matter.
Ã TOWN leaders had dropped a complaint against a BBC television series. Complaints had been lodged by former council leader Henry Chattin about the second episode of the series ofOur Town claiming that it was unfair and misleading.
The council’s chief executive Robert Bradshaw said they had now told the Broadcasting Complaints Commission that they were withdrawing the complaint in the wake of the council leader’s election defeat