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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : December 10th 2008
INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, December 11, 2008 29 STREETVIEW Lock-out could be trouble Sam Tripolone George Boumelhem Lee Thomas Wendy Inatey Deb Robinson As of December 1, a venue lock-out has been imposed in Sydney's pubs and clubs with no entry after 2am. We asked five people at The Strand in Croydon whether the lock-out would help curb alcohol-fuelled violence. Sam Tripolone, of Croydon: I think over the last 10 years, it's gradually gotten worse. Thirty or 40 years ago we used to go out to Bondi and there used to be people drunk out of their minds even then. I don't think a curfew is going to make a difference. I think we've just got to be more aware. George Boumelhem, of Croydon: It's a good idea. I used to do a lot of security work in Kings Cross. People drink at any time, even 5 or 6pm. For places in the city it's good, things are bad there. Kings Cross is pretty good because all those places are hard to get into. They've got to change to plastic too, there's too many glassings. Lee Thomas, of Beecroft: We don't come across any violence locally. It's not going to make any difference. People will just drink more in the time they have. People are always going to get drunk anyway. There shouldn't be 24-hour trading. They should limit it like they did in the 70s. Wendy Inatey, of Strathfield: It'll help if they stop trading at a certain time. If they can't drink after 2am, they'll go home earlier and won't stay out until 5am like they usually do. At least that way they'll be at home and safe. Deb Robinson, of the Blue Mountains: It'll drive it out onto the streets, into derelict buildings, parks, cars, anywhere there's no supervision. It's far more dangerous, especially for their health. In reality, policymakers should be out on the streets on a daily basis, talking to the kids and devising early intervention strategies. OPINION Ashfield Council is saving up to 1 million litres of water a year by using rainwater at our depot and truck wash. 260A LIVERPOOL ROAD, ASHFIELD NSW PH: 02 9799 8488 www.ashfieldmall.com.au FREE GIFT FOR SHOPPING AT ASHFIELD MALL Simply spend $20 or more at any Ashfield Mall store or $50 at Coles, Franklins, Kmart or Woolworths to receive your Bonus Christmas Gift. Present your voucher and valid receipt to the collection counter on level 4 near the Santa set. Only while stocks last, see in-centre for full terms and conditions. Wednesday 10 -- Sunday 14 December FREE Crystal Heart Bracelet Monday 15 -- Friday 19 December FREE Sapphire Blue Earrings Saturday 20 -- Wednesday 24 December FREE Butterfly Bracelet 10am --3pm Mon --Wed,Fri--Sun 10am -- 7pm Thursday Have your gift wrapped at Ashfield Mall for only a gold coin donation. All proceeds will be forwarded to the Exodus Foundation, Ashfield. Located on level 4 near the Santa set. GIFT WRAPPING THURSDAY 11 -- WEDNESDAY 24 DECEMBER
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