Glass Bottles Could Be Banned from Late-Night Takeaways

Selling soft drinks in glass bottles at late-night food takeaways could be banned in a safety crackdown by Scotland’s biggest city, it was confirmed today.

Councillors in Glasgow will tomorrow consider whether to outlaw the sale of all goods in glass containers from late-night chip shops and other food outlets.The move follows worries by councillors about discarded glass in the streets, and the dangers of glass being used as a weapon at a time when people are leaving pubs or clubs.The ban would apply to more than 100 premises, like chip shops, Chinese takeaways, and kebab shops which have licences to sell hot food after 11pm.A Glasgow Council spokeswoman said: “The 115 licence holders affected will have the chance to have their views heard.“They have all been informed of the proposals and invited to comment at the committee meeting tomorrow before any decision is made.”The proposals do not affect restaurants or premises without takeaway facilities.Licensing committee convener Malcolm McLean said: “The committee will consider any comments from the traders.“It’s obviously in everyone’s interest to reduce glass incidents on our city streets.”Selling soft drinks in glass bottles at late-night food takeaways could be banned in a safety crackdown by Scotland’s biggest city, it was confirmed today.

Councillors in Glasgow will tomorrow consider whether to outlaw the sale of all goods in glass containers from late-night chip shops and other food outlets.

The move follows worries by councillors about discarded glass in the streets, and the dangers of glass being used as a weapon at a time when people are leaving pubs or clubs.

The ban would apply to more than 100 premises, like chip shops, Chinese takeaways, and kebab shops which have licences to sell hot food after 11pm.

A Glasgow Council spokeswoman said: “The 115 licence holders affected will have the chance to have their views heard.

“They have all been informed of the proposals and invited to comment at the committee meeting tomorrow before any decision is made.”

The proposals do not affect restaurants or premises without takeaway facilities.

Licensing committee convener Malcolm McLean said: “The committee will consider any comments from the traders.

“It’s obviously in everyone’s interest to reduce glass incidents on our city streets.”

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