Councillors and campaigners have welcomed the announcement that no drinking signs will finally go up in a park next month.

A group of mums, spearheaded by Louissa Freeman, launched a petition last April calling for action to move on nuisance drinkers after her 12-year-old daughter Leah was offered alcohol by two men at Witham Town Park.

During a Witham Town Council meeting on Monday night, PC Caroline Marsay revealed no drinking signs would go up at the park during a day of action on April 11.

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