Residents are being asked for their views on plans to create an alcohol control zone in Killamarsh as part of a crackdown on anti-social behaviour.
Police would be given new powers to seize alcohol from people drinking on the streets – and arrest those who don’t comply – if the proposals are given the go-ahead.
The move, by North East Derbyshire Community Safety Partnership, is in response to residents’ concerns about nuisance behaviour in and around the town centre.
Letters have now been sent to households and businesses within the proposed alcohol control zone, seeking views on the proposals.
Coun Lilian Robinson said: “We are already working to tackle the problems of anti-social behaviour in Killamarsh, and the creation of this zone will further step up our powers against the minority of people who are causing problems for residents.
“We have written to all households in the area with details of the proposals and would now urge people to put forward their views.”
Residents have until March 15 to comment on the plans before the application is considered by North East Derbyshire District Council.
Comments on the proposals should be sent to: North East Derbyshire District Council, Licensing Section, Council House, Saltergate, Chesterfield, S40 1LF.