Hull residents in favour of more public drinking ban areas

Published: Monday 25th January 2016 by KCFM

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A public drinking ban could be introduced in further areas across Hull after more than nine in 10 residents (93 per cent) voted in favour of the move in a bid to reduce anti-social behaviour.

Currently a Public Space Protection Order is in place in the city centre but Hull City Council hopes a crackdown on street drinking will reduce anti-social behaviour in other areas, such as Drypool, Myton and the Wyke area – including the Bricknell and Newland wards.

Councillor Alan Clark said: “It’s all about the anti-social behaviour aspect of it, where you get a group of people that come along, they drink all day, they cause trouble, they throw cans here there and everywhere. Basically, we just want people to behave themselves.

“I think it’s more the people that like the extraordinarily strong lagers. I think it’s those kinds of people that cause too much anti-social behaviour. People don’t like seeing that. They harass people as well and that needs to stop.”

Cllr Clark says the plan to introduce a drinking ban beyond the city-centre area will also see police being given extra power.

He added: “They can ask individuals or groups of people not to consume alcohol in public spaces and they can confiscate that alcohol as well. If people fail to surrender that alcohol, then they can be fined (a) £100 fixed penalty or they can be prosecuted and fined up to £500.”

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Published: Monday 25th January 2016 by KCFM

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