TROUBLEMAKERS causing chaos in pubs and clubs this Christmas are being warned to Behave or Be Banned.
The BOBB scheme stops people causing bother not just in one pub - but all those in the area that have signed up to ban problem customers.
Supported by the Community Safety Partnership, it sees police working with licensees to combat violence and disorder as well as underage drinking and the use and supply of drugs in licensed premises.
In total, 180 licensed premises across Carmarthenshire have signed up and 98 people are currently banned.
The scheme was initially set up in the three main towns of Carmarthen, Llanelli and Ammanford but has now been rolled out to other areas including Llandeilo, Llandovery, Burry Port, Cross Hands and Llwynhendy/Felinfoel.
The council’s executive board member for community safety Councillor Pam Palmer said: “The BOBB scheme sends out a strong message that this type of unruly behaviour will not be tolerated.”
Council licensing officers will also be visiting licensed premises with police during the festive season to remind licensees of their responsibilities in relation to the sale of alcohol and its effects on customers.
Councillor Palmer added: “We want to make sure that premises are properly run and that everyone can enjoy themselves safely and responsibly over Christmas and the New Year.”
The Community Safety Partnership, which was set up to make the county a safer place to live, work and visit, is working hard to tackle violent and alcohol-related crime.
Community Safety Inspector Tony Ward said: “Anyone caught causing trouble over the festive period and throughout the year could find themselves banned from their favourite pubs.
“The BOBB scheme is one of a number of initiatives being carried out in Carmarthenshire to tackle violent and alcohol-related crime and is already proving to be very effective.”
• Carmarthen town – 34 premises have joined the scheme, 23 persons banned
• Carmarthen rural - 12 premises have joined the scheme, 15 persons banned
• Ammanford - 28 premises have joined the scheme, 13 persons banned
• Pembrey and Burry Port – 26 premises have joined the scheme, 3 persons banned
• Llanelli town – 10 premises have joined the scheme, 27 persons banned
• Llwynhendy/Felinfoel - 23 premises have joined the scheme, 7 persons banned
• Cross Hands – 19 premises have joined the scheme, 3 persons banned
• Llandeilo - 11 premises have joined the scheme, 6 persons banned
• Llandovery – 17 premises have joined the scheme, 1 persons banned