According to the local press boozing in public places is to be prohibited in Swanage. If this is enforced uniformly it has to be the daftest idea of the year. It will make it illegal to have a glass of wine with a picnic. Step outside the Carnival beer tent with a glass in your hand and it can be snatched away by a policeman. In our larger towns and cities one of the great pleasures of summer evenings is sitting in the park listening to a concert enjoying a picnic and a bottle or two of wine.No doubt its all aimed at stopping kids drinking too much and looked like a GOOD IDEA in the rarified confines of Westport House. Then again perhaps it will ony be applied to the young and those of us who can pass the grey hair test will be left to our own devices. The more rules and prohibitions we concoct about anything the more attractive we make it to the young.
Posted by Keith Roker to swanage view