Alcohol control zone planned

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RESIDents are being asked for their views on plans for an ‘alcohol-control zone’ in a North Derbyshire village .

If the plan is approved, police would have the power to seize alcohol from anyone caught drinking on the streets and causing a nuisance.

The zone is the latest in a series of moves aimed at curbing trouble in Pilsley.

Over the last six months, CCTV cameras have been installed, Derbyshire County Council’s youth bus has been visiting to provide activities for young people, and ‘street briefings’ have been held for residents to raise concerns with police and councillors.

Test purchase operations have also been carried out to find places where young people are getting alcohol.

Coun Lilian Robinson, of North East Derbyshire community safety partnership, said: “Residents were concerned about anti-social behaviour in the village.”