Cadbury Heath could become first controlled drinking zone in South Glos

Cadbury Heath could become a place where police have the power to stop street drinking

Cadbury Heath could become a place where police have the power to stop street drinking

Cadbury Heath looks set to become the first area in South Gloucestershire to become a controlled drinking zone.

The neighbourhood police team are this week dropping letters into homes in the area to tell them about the move, which is part of a crackdown on drink-related anti-sociable behaviour around Cadbury Heath.

The letter says: “The neighbourhood police team will not tolerate anti-sociable behaviour and have been increasing the patrols in the area in response to calls.

“To help tackle the issue, we are considering the use of a Designated Public Place Order in the Cadbury Heath area. This would allow the police to:

  • Tell people suspected of being  involved of ASB or Public Order to cease drinking within the specified  area.
  • Confiscate open containers  containing / suspected to contain alcohol
  • Put up signage advising members of the public that if they fail to abide by the above two points, they are committing an offence for which they could be arrested.”

The Designated Public Place Order reflects where the most calls to the police related to drink-related anti-sociable behaviour have been received.

The map includes Banjo Island and Coronation Park, the pitch and putt course, Coronation Road, Heath Rise, Park Road, Newton Road, Queens Road, School Road, Park Crescent, Tower Road South, Brereton Way and Rogers Close.

Residents are invited to forward any comments to PCSO Thomas McIntyre at thomas.mcintyre@avonandsomerset.police.uk

Bath city centre is covered by a Designated Public Place Order as are parts of Bristol including the city centre and Stokes Croft area, the Whitchurch and Withywood area.