At its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, the Avon Town Council approved open container and public consumption of alcohol (aka BYOB) at Nottingham Park and on the Main Street Pedestrian Mall between 11:30 a.m. and until 30 minutes after dusk. This decision was made in recognition of the need and benefit for Avon residents to get outside and to offer opportunities to enjoy meals with alcohol in our outdoor areas that provide ample room for social distancing. The Avon Town Council urges responsible consumption and is committed to maintaining a family friendly atmosphere in our public areas. Picnic tables have been placed around Nottingham Park and on the Main Street Pedestrian Mall. The Town plans to add more picnic tables in our public places later this month. “We hope that permitting BYOB consumption in our park and on our mall will offer a little enjoyment and normalcy for Avon residents,” said Avon Mayor Sarah Smith-Hymes.