DRINKING alcohol in a popular Evesham park could be banned after legal proceedings against the act were kick-started.
The first major step forward towards the ban in Workman Gardens has moved a step closer following an order from Wychavon District Council.
Residents had raised concerns to the council about drinking and anti-social behaviour in the Waterside site and subsequently the council has taken action.
Jack Hegarty, managing director at Wychavon, said: “If the order is granted it will be a criminal offence to drink alcohol in Workman Gardens and designated Wychavon officers, police, and CSO’s will have the power to seize alcohol with failure to
comply resulting in a fine of up to £100.
“We hope residents will be pleased with this progress.”
If it is passed, the order will come into force on April 3 and residents can visit www.wychavon.gov.uk/workmangardens for more information.
David Hemming, community safety manager at Wychavon, added: “We hope this measure will discourage people from
drinking in Workman Gardens.
“When the police monitored anti-social behaviour they reported it as low within the area, but there was certainly still a fear in the community associated with the consumption of alcohol and we hope this will address that.”
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