One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An order by a local authority prohibiting the use of premises for specified purposes.
- ‘He said that under a separate legislation the council could apply for a closing order on businesses causing an ‘unreasonable disturbance’, but this could not be before midnight or after 5am.’
- ‘If they issue a closing order on the school, which could happen after the cabinet meeting in July, that will trigger a referendum from the borough council, which will go out to every house in the borough.’
- ‘However, all of these were rejected and on September 23 they issued a closing order on the school.’
- ‘Revellers keen for an early hours kebab will have to find a new venue after councillors slapped a 12 o’ clock closing order on a popular late-night takeaway.’
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