In a London first Lambeth Council could use new laws to stop nightclubs and bars in part of the borough serving alcohol after midnight.
A public consultation will get the views of local residents and businesses to help understand the impact of alcohol related anti-social behaviour and public nuisance linked to three specific venues in Clapham.
The outcome may result in them facing the new restrictions under the capital’s first early morning alcohol restriction order.
According to new research, females living in affluent areas of London like Knightsbridge, Totteridge and Hampstead are twice as likely as the national average to drink too much and suffer from depression or mental illness.
Many of these women live in multi-million pound houses and take home six-figure salaries. The only types of people showing higher cases of mental illness or depression are the ones living in highrise flats, the elderly in social housing and young renters. The research was carried out by CACI.
London Mayor Boris Johnson has once again found himself at odds with David Cameron - this time over alcohol pricing. The mayor claims that the poorest would be hit hardest by Government proposals to set a base price of 50 pence per unit of alcohol.
He has said that alcohol ban zones on some of London's high streets had worked very well, and that a move towards a minimum price per unit would be 'regressive' and would not tackle the problem of excessive drinking.
The Prime Minister though insists that his proposals “wouldn’t really affect family budgets, but would deal with this problem of very aggressive deep discounting and some binge drinking”.