CAMRA bid to halt Glasgow glass ban

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The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is putting its weight behind a bid to halt a blanket glass ban in Glasgow.During the group's AGM in Blackpool its...

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is putting its weight behind a bid to halt a blanket glass ban in Glasgow.

During the group's AGM in Blackpool its members agreed the ban was a "huge overreaction to the perceived problem" and efforts should be made to block the new rules.

The ban, which forces premises to serve drinks in plastic and toughened glasses, is already in place in city centre pubs and clubs with late licences. Licensees could face losing their licence if they defy the ban, due to be rolled out to all Glasgow's pubs by next year.

CAMRA's Scottish director, Ken Davie, said the group had already made representations to local councillors and MSPs, but would be stepping up its bid to halt the legislation. "What we're looking for is a degree of flexibility, as opposed to blanket action.

The authorities should target the areas where there are most problems, which tend to be clubs," he said.

CAMRA has also launched a new website designed to make getting information about real ale and its campaigns simpler. Go to www.camra.org.uk

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