"to start issuing ASBOs to car clampers amid fears that they are damaging the area's reputation as a tourist destination".
Just a minute matey. I have strong views on clampers, as regular readers will know, but get one thing straight - the Council cannot 'issue' ASBOs to anyone. They may however apply (that's a legal word that means 'ask nicely') to a court, backing up the application with some evidence. The Council asks, and the court decides. Simples.