Apply the same logic to clubs and pubs

NORTH Somerset Council's explanation for the ban on dog walking on the beach in winter is pathetic. The ban is being imposed, they say

NORTH Somerset Council's explanation for the ban on dog walking on the beach in winter is pathetic. The ban is being imposed, they say, because of the nuisance created by a minority of dog owners. Applying the same logic, can we expect all pubs and clubs to be closed down because of a small number of violent and abusive drunks? Are all cars going to be banned from the town because of a few idiots who ignore the speed limit, or park on double yellow lines whenever they feel like it? Will we lose all our parks because of the mindless damage caused occasionally by vandals? Of course not. You can't go around restricting the rights of the many simply because of the odd bit of anti-social behaviour. Very soon, there would be nothing left for us to enjoy!However, if local councillors and officials are intent on pursuing this approach to its logical conclusion then they should start by bringing the shutters down on the town hall, where a small minority seem hell-bent on spoiling North Somerset for the rest of us.KELVIN FRASER - Montpelier, Weston


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