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Councillors Discuss Stairfoot Alcohol Ban

Tuesday November 20 2012

DRUNKEN yobs that hung dead rabbits from lamp posts in Ardsley have been cited as one reason why an alcohol banning order is being considered.

The licensing board will meet tomorrow (November 21) to discuss plans to place a Designated Public Place Order on the entire Stairfoot ward after police teams said there had been instances of alcohol-fuelled disorder and nuisance.

The order would cover the entire Stairfoot ward - which also incorporates parts of Wombwell, Kendray and Ardsley.

The report said: "Criminal damage remains a constant theme throughout street drinking, one of the worst affected areas being Ardsley Park. This has seen the pavilion set on fire, damage to the bowling green and dead rabbits hung from the lampposts.

"Main areas affected are public places such as parks and the Trans Pennine Trail. The number of reported incidents to the police of alcohol related antisocial behaviour has risen, despite numerous measures being put in place to combat this. An order would allow officers to seize alcohol from offenders likel to consume the alocol in the street or a public park."

What do you think? Have you noticed an increase in alcohol fuelled disorder? Do you think banning orders work? Have your say in the box below.

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Reply Posted by sezzy on Tuesday November 20 2012 at 15:49
I thought it was already illegal to drink on the streets? problem is they know where to hide and still be a nuisance to the general public....more police time wasted hunting drunk kids down instead of them been able to police streets finding burgulars.....parents should know where their kids are & be the ones to put a stop to all this horrid behaviour!!

Reply Posted by jenny bridson on Thursday November 22 2012 at 11:11
good idea but virtually unenforceable at a time when the police force is being eroded!!!!

Reply Posted by Robert on Tuesday November 27 2012 at 10:50
This, in my humble opinion, this is a gross failure of parenting and nothing more! If my children were to act so ferrell, then "God help them". I was brought up with SSS technology (Short, Sharp Shock). A child should NOT be beaten, but the SSS method certainly worked in my day! Enough of this pathetic nanny state! Send the parents to classes and get them educated... RANT OVER!