New order to tackle anti-social drinking in Thorne

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AN order designed to stop people drinking anti-socially in public in Thorne and Moorends was last week approved by Doncaster Council’s Cabinet.

The Designated Public Place Order (DPPO) gives the council and police the power to issue fixed penalty notices and seize alcohol from those who drink anti-socially.

The order is aimed at combating the negative effects of alcohol, including anti-social behaviour and improving the area for all residents.

Other measures aimed at preventing the sale of alcohol, such as test-purchasing operations and a responsible retailer scheme, are to be used alongside the DPPO.

The order does not include a ‘blanket ban’ on drinking in public places, but it means police can confiscate alcohol from those who are drinking anti-socially or causing a problem to other residents.

It follows successful DPPOs in 11 areas of the borough, including Doncaster town centre. It’s expected that the order will be approved by full council on 8 September.

Councillor Cynthia Ransome, cabinet member for communities, said: “I’m pleased that the mayor and cabinet have agreed to set up this order and I’m hopeful that it will be approved by full council and we can start cracking down on anti-social drinking in Thorne and Moorends.

“Anti-social drinking often leads to violence and other anti-social behaviour and this order will help tackle these problems in Thorne and Moorends.”

Chief Inspector Neil Thomas said: “Hopefully this order will be approved in September, to assist in tackling alcohol fuelled anti-social behaviour in Thorne and Moorends.

“DPPOs are powerful orders that allow officers to confiscate alcohol from anyone behaving anti-socially, or who they believe will become a nuisance to others should they continue drinking. If they fail to comply, they can be fined up to £500 or arrested.

“We will continue to work with the council to deal with alcohol related, as well as any other form of anti-social behaviour, to ensure the people feel safe in their neighbourhoods.”AN order designed to stop people drinking anti-socially in public in Thorne and Moorends was last week approved by Doncaster Council’s Cabinet.

The Designated Public Place Order (DPPO) gives the council and police the power to issue fixed penalty notices and seize alcohol from those who drink anti-socially.

The order is aimed at combating the negative effects of alcohol, including anti-social behaviour and improving the area for all residents.

Other measures aimed at preventing the sale of alcohol, such as test-purchasing operations and a responsible retailer scheme, are to be used alongside the DPPO.

The order does not include a ‘blanket ban’ on drinking in public places, but it means police can confiscate alcohol from those who are drinking anti-socially or causing a problem to other residents.

It follows successful DPPOs in 11 areas of the borough, including Doncaster town centre. It’s expected that the order will be approved by full council on 8 September.

Councillor Cynthia Ransome, cabinet member for communities, said: “I’m pleased that the mayor and cabinet have agreed to set up this order and I’m hopeful that it will be approved by full council and we can start cracking down on anti-social drinking in Thorne and Moorends.

“Anti-social drinking often leads to violence and other anti-social behaviour and this order will help tackle these problems in Thorne and Moorends.”

Chief Inspector Neil Thomas said: “Hopefully this order will be approved in September, to assist in tackling alcohol fuelled anti-social behaviour in Thorne and Moorends.

“DPPOs are powerful orders that allow officers to confiscate alcohol from anyone behaving anti-socially, or who they believe will become a nuisance to others should they continue drinking. If they fail to comply, they can be fined up to £500 or arrested.

“We will continue to work with the council to deal with alcohol related, as well as any other form of anti-social behaviour, to ensure the people feel safe in their neighbourhoods.”