Clapham bars could get an alcohol curfew at midnight


Lambeth Council could ban certain bars in Clapham from selling alcohol after midnight, due to residents’ complaints about unruly behaviour in the area.

A public consultation will open today.

Speaking to London radio station LBC 97.3, cabinet member for safer and stronger neighbourhoods Jack Hopkins said the move will target specific venues in Clapham.

He said: “I think there are other boroughs that have looked at it, but they’ve perhaps bitten off a bit more than they can chew and looked at whole town centres.

“But we’ve gone very specifically at an area we know there is a problem and we know residents have had a problem.

“We’re very much resident-led on this.”