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New powers to tackle alcohol related anti-social behaviour in Coleshill

By Tamworth Herald  |  Posted: June 10, 2013

By Bobby Bridge

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POLICE in Coleshill have been handed new powers to tackle booze-related anti-social behaviour.

A Designated Public Places Order for the town centre came into effect on Friday, June 7.

The DPPO has been introduced to help deal with anti-social behaviour problems associated with drinking alcohol in public places.

The order is not a total ban on drinking in public places in Coleshill Town Centre – it makes it an offence to carry on drinking alcohol when asked to stop by a police officer or police community support officer.

“Although drink related anti-social behaviour is low in Coleshill, it remains an issue of concern to many residents,” said Patrick Devereux, Safer Neighbourhoods Inspector for North Warwickshire.

“We are very keen to work with our partners to reduce it even further and I am confident that this order will be a useful tool in allowing us to do so.”

The order has been agreed as a 12 month pilot by the Council’s Safer Communities Sub Committee following consultation with local residents, licensed premises, Coleshill Town Council and Warwickshire Police.

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