>The Wellington City Council has responded to concerns of residents in the suburb of Newtown. Local residents were fed up with people leaving broken bottles, urinating on their properties and drinking during the daytime on footpaths. The Council was advised by Police that it would be impractical to ban liquor from the streets in just one suburb. Consequently the Council is now proposing to ban open alcohol containers in public places such as streets and parks throughout the city. This is a positive move by the Council. there are plentyof places for people to drink – restaurants, bars and their own homes – to name just three. Well done Wellington City Council – bring on the liquor ban asap.