9:33am Saturday 24th March 2012
CITY of York Council is to consider plans to make all of York an alcohol exclusion zone to tackle drink-fuelled disorder in the city.
As revealed in The Press, the Safer York Partnership has put forward plans to make the whole city an alcohol exclusion zone as the individual current alcohol exclusion zones are thought to have displaced the problem to other neighbourhoods.
Such zones give the police power to seize alcoholic drinks if people are deemed to be acting antisocially in a public place.
On April 3, Coun Sandy Fraser, cabinet member for crime and community will be asked to consider four options to tackle the problems associated with alcohol related street drinking.
Coun Fraser, cabinet member for crime and community, said: “There are currently 19 areas in York which have Designated Public Place Orders including Copmanthorpe, and we’ve had over 30 requests to cover additional streets including St Saviourgate in the city centre. So this is clearly an important issue for residents and we’re working with Safer York Partnership to review these areas, so we can work towards reducing and tackling alcohol related anti social behaviour.”
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