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Extension to outdoor dining legislation will 'create a great vibe and atmosphere'

May 17, 2022 16:05 By News Northern Sound
Extension to outdoor dining legislation will 'create a great vibe and atmosphere' Extension to outdoor dining legislation will 'create a great vibe and atmosphere'
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The temporary covid laws were brought in to allow pubs and restaurants serve alcohol on the street in designated seating areas.

A six-month extension to outdoor dining legislation for pubs and restaurants will help "create a great vibe and atmosphere".

That's according to local councillor and publican Raymond Aughey, after the government approved plans to allow outdoor dining to remain for the summer season.

Introduced last July, the temporary covid laws were brought in to allow pubs and restaurants serve alcohol on the street in designated seating areas.

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It expires on May 31st but is set to be extended until the end of November.

Speaking on The Wider View, Raymond Aughey says most people prefer to be outside during the warmer weather and it brings a "feel-good factor" to the dining experience:

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