Fawdon Ward now covered by drinking ban

May 30, 2007 12:00 AM
Lembit Opik MP meets your Fawdon Lib Dem councillors to help deliver the good news of the ban on drinking in public

Lembit Opik MP meets your Fawdon Lib Dem councillors to help deliver the good news of the ban on drinking in public

Since the end of May 2007, all of Fawdon Ward is covered by an order banning alcohol on the streets, in parks and in other public places.

This gives the police and their community support officers power to seize and dispose of alcohol from people carrying open cans and bottles outdoors.

"We welcome this move which will help make our area safer", says David Faulkner. "It will remove anti-social behaviour in the form of noise and intimidation that comes from people drinking out in the open. It should also mean less broken glass around our public places".

The order also includes parts of Gosforth, Blakelaw and the rest of Kenton. Action has already been taken to enforce the order by stopping people drinking outside pubs, such as The Trap on Kenton Road, which does not have a licence for "beer gardens" or similar.

We would be interested to hear from residents living close to those pubs who have had longer opening hours since last November - how has it affected you and your neighbours? Let us know. If you have trouble with noise and disorder, call the Night-Watch team on 0845 6052222