Witham: Town centre drinking ban decision delayed

Braintree and Witham Times: Witham: Town centre drinking ban decision delayed Witham: Town centre drinking ban decision delayed

Police have been accused of getting “cold feet” over proposals to introduce no-drinking zones in Witham town centre.

Witham Town Council has been pressing for no-drinking zones to combat people drinking out of open cans in Newland Street and the town park.

But Essex Police have decided to delay a decision on the proposals until the spring because of a drop in reported problems during the winter.

Mayor Michael Lager said: “The reasons for seeking it remain completely valid and I can’t see that the costs of implementing it are very much. It is just a case of putting the signs up."

Full story in this week's Witham and Braintree Times.

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4:48pm Thu 7 Feb 13

sKorch says...

Does Mayor Michael Lager really think that putting up a sign will stop people drinking in the Park????
Does Mayor Michael Lager really think that putting up a sign will stop people drinking in the Park???? sKorch
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