Belgium: The authorities opted to prolong the current alcohol restriction in the pedestrian zone and across the Brussels city centre by another year during Monday night’s city council meeting.
To reduce annoyance and advance safety in the region, the alcohol prohibition was first implemented in February 2020 and is in effect around the clock. The boundary doesn’t alter.
According to Brussels City Mayor Philippe Close, there is presently no need to change the boundaries, and the prohibition will remain in place as long as the issue of excessive alcohol consumption exists.
The prohibition was prolonged for an additional year, and its boundaries were increased to cover the whole pedestrian zone of Brussels in October of last year. The entire Rue Antoine Dansaert, a portion of the Rue du Rem Des Moines, and the Place du Nouveau Marché aux Grains with its basketball court are included in this, as well as the areas between and around the Rogier, IJzer/Yzer, and Sint-Katelijne/Sainte Catherine and Sint-Katelijne/Sainte Catherine metro stations in the city centre.
Two thousand one hundred sixty offences have resulted in fines since the ban’s implementation, mainly in the first 18 months, according to Bruzz. The only offences reported between October 2021 and September 2022 totalled 267. It frequently involves inebriated homeless people who occasionally also consume drugs.