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Clampdown on boozy behaviour backed

Evesham Editorial 3rd Apr, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

MEMBERS of Evesham Town Council have endorsed a bid to clampdown on boozy behaviour in a picturesque town park.

Councillors backed a bid by Wychavon District Council to tackle drinking and anti-social behaviour in Workmans Gardens.

Residents had raised concerns to the council about drinking and anti-social behaviour in the Waterside site and subsequently the council has taken action.

If the order is granted it will be a criminal offence to drink alcohol in Workman Gardens and designated Wychavon officers, police, and CSOs will have the power to seize alcohol with failure to

comply resulting in a fine of up to £100.

Speaking at a meeting on Monday (March 30) Coun Diana Raphael, said: “I welcome this action but want to assure boaters and the like they can still have a drink in Workman Gardens.”

Her comments were echoed by Coun Andrew Dyke who said: “This is not to stop people having a good time in Workman Gardens.

“This is to stop people being nuisances in Workman Gardens. It will not stop parties like the River Festival and as far as I am concerned I am delighted because this has been going on for years.

“This is to be welcomed with open arms.” he added.

Subject to any objections, the order could be introduced from today (Friday).