Order set to curb street drunks

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A CRACKDOWN on street drinking in a Sheffield suburb plagued by anti-social behaviour has been welcomed by residents and businesses.

Sheffield Council carried out consultation in Woodhouse over the proposals to implement a Designated Public Place Order.

The new order which would give police the power to order a person to stop drinking and hand over their alcohol if causing a nuisance.

Anyone failing to comply would face arrest.

In total, 25 residents sent emails and 120 signed a petition supporting the plans, which were also backed by businesses.

No objections were received.

The proposals cover the area between Tannery Street, Cross Street, Market Street, Beaver Hill Road, Tithe Barn Lane and Chapel Street, plus the recreation ground off Beaver Hill Road.

The council’s licensing board will decide whether to approve the order on Tuesday.