Booze ban extended across Killamarsh

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Powers which allow police to seize alcohol from people drinking on the streets of Killamarsh have been extended to cover the whole town.

The ‘designated public places order’ was imposed in response to community concerns about alcohol-fuelled anti-social behaviour in certain ‘hotspots’ in the town.

An order was originally put in place in February and has now been extended to cover all of Killamarsh.

Coun Lilian Robinson, chairwoman of North East Derbyshire Community Safety Partnership, said: “These powers have proved successful in dealing with a minority of people who are drinking on the streets and causing a nuisance to local people in some areas of the town.

“We have now taken the opportunity to increase these powers across Killamarsh, and would-be trouble-makers should take heed that this behaviour will not be tolerated anywhere in the town.”

New signs have been put up to alert people to the existence of the new ban and an information leaflet has been produced.

The partnership has also worked with other agencies to provide more activities for young people.

Activities on offer for youngsters include coaching by Sporting Futures, Extreme Wheels Roadshows and a new youth club.

A dispersal order has been put in place giving police the power to break up groups of two or more people if they are thought to be causing a nuisance.

Sergeant Paul Smith said: “People who continue to engage in alcohol related anti-social behaviour will face arrest and prosecution.”