Booze could be banned from the streets of Corsham

Alcohol could be banned from the streets of Corsham in a bid to stop anti-social behaviour.

The Town Council is considering setting up alcohol exclusion zones following reports of drinking in a number of areas including Springfield Recreation Ground, Meriton Avenue Recreation Ground and at the benches outside the Co-operative in the Martingate Centre.

Police have no power to confiscate alcohol from adults, but could take action in an exclusion zone.

Corsham Town Councillor Elaine Marston said: “Over the summer months I have had numerous concerns raised about drinking in our recreation grounds.

“It is not just the litter, it is the disturbance to the residents and the drinkers have also been shoving glass bottles into the ground which proves dangerous for people using the facilities.”

Cllr Marston also said she’d been told of incidents where adults had bought alcohol for those not old enough to drink and then stayed with them while drinking it to prevent police from confiscating it.

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10:47am Sat 15 Sep 12

Mrs Donnyfly says...

That's the spirit, even more rules and regulations to control what we can or can't do! Aren't there laws already in place to counter unsocial behaviour, underage drinking and littering?
That's the spirit, even more rules and regulations to control what we can or can't do! Aren't there laws already in place to counter unsocial behaviour, underage drinking and littering? Mrs Donnyfly
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8:40pm Sun 16 Sep 12

notscot says...

Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
That's the spirit, even more rules and regulations to control what we can or can't do! Aren't there laws already in place to counter unsocial behaviour, underage drinking and littering?
Yes - they just don't cover the adult louts & alcoholics in Corsham. Not every lout with a can of lager is under 18.
[quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: That's the spirit, even more rules and regulations to control what we can or can't do! Aren't there laws already in place to counter unsocial behaviour, underage drinking and littering?[/p][/quote]Yes - they just don't cover the adult louts & alcoholics in Corsham. Not every lout with a can of lager is under 18. notscot
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3:19pm Mon 17 Sep 12

Marrytime says...

Notscot wrote
Notscot wrote Marrytime
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3:20pm Mon 17 Sep 12

Marrytime says...

Notscot wrote..........
Yes - they just don't cover the adult louts & alcoholics in Corsham. Not every lout with a can of lager is under 18. ............

ASBOs and litter regulations cover all ages don't they, and for the record, not every person over 18 with a can of lager is a lout.
Notscot wrote.......... Yes - they just don't cover the adult louts & alcoholics in Corsham. Not every lout with a can of lager is under 18. ............ ASBOs and litter regulations cover all ages don't they, and for the record, not every person over 18 with a can of lager is a lout. Marrytime
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2:35pm Tue 18 Sep 12

€d says...

Anyone wandering the streets drinking is a cretin. There is no need for it . If you want a drink go to the pub or do it at home, don't wander the streets you look like a f**kwit
Anyone wandering the streets drinking is a cretin. There is no need for it . If you want a drink go to the pub or do it at home, don't wander the streets you look like a f**kwit €d
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6:45pm Tue 18 Sep 12

Mrs Donnyfly says...

€d wrote:
Anyone wandering the streets drinking is a cretin. There is no need for it . If you want a drink go to the pub or do it at home, don't wander the streets you look like a f**kwit
Maybe you don't want to have a drink in some outside areas or find a need for it €d, but there are some people who do, and some of them law-abiding, so why should they be criminalised for that choice just because the authorities can't be arsed to enforce already existing laws. That is the only f**kwittery in this instance.
[quote][p][bold]€d[/bold] wrote: Anyone wandering the streets drinking is a cretin. There is no need for it . If you want a drink go to the pub or do it at home, don't wander the streets you look like a f**kwit[/p][/quote]Maybe you don't want to have a drink in some outside areas or find a need for it €d, but there are some people who do, and some of them law-abiding, so why should they be criminalised for that choice just because the authorities can't be arsed to enforce already existing laws. That is the only f**kwittery in this instance. Mrs Donnyfly
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8:18pm Tue 18 Sep 12

Marrytime says...

€d wrote:
Anyone wandering the streets drinking is a cretin. There is no need for it . If you want a drink go to the pub or do it at home, don't wander the streets you look like a f**kwit
Harsh thinking and interesting that you have defined outdoor drinkers as being cretins but looking like f**kwits a visual description I am not familiar with. .
[quote][p][bold]€d[/bold] wrote: Anyone wandering the streets drinking is a cretin. There is no need for it . If you want a drink go to the pub or do it at home, don't wander the streets you look like a f**kwit[/p][/quote]Harsh thinking and interesting that you have defined outdoor drinkers as being cretins but looking like f**kwits a visual description I am not familiar with. . Marrytime
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8:55pm Tue 18 Sep 12

notscot says...

Marrytime wrote:
Notscot wrote..........
Yes - they just don't cover the adult louts & alcoholics in Corsham. Not every lout with a can of lager is under 18. ............

ASBOs and litter regulations cover all ages don't they, and for the record, not every person over 18 with a can of lager is a lout.
Like I said - not every lager lout is under 18.
[quote][p][bold]Marrytime[/bold] wrote: Notscot wrote.......... Yes - they just don't cover the adult louts & alcoholics in Corsham. Not every lout with a can of lager is under 18. ............ ASBOs and litter regulations cover all ages don't they, and for the record, not every person over 18 with a can of lager is a lout.[/p][/quote]Like I said - not every lager lout is under 18. notscot
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7:47am Wed 19 Sep 12

Mrs Donnyfly says...

Ok notscot, we got your irrelevant point the first time.
Ok notscot, we got your irrelevant point the first time. Mrs Donnyfly
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5:42pm Wed 19 Sep 12

notscot says...

Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
Ok notscot, we got your irrelevant point the first time.
Oh, that's good. Would hate you to have missed it. Bless.
[quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: Ok notscot, we got your irrelevant point the first time.[/p][/quote]Oh, that's good. Would hate you to have missed it. Bless. notscot
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