Town set to ban the booze

PUBLISHED: 14:39 29 February 2008 | UPDATED: 09:40 27 October 2009

The alcohol-free zone set to come into force in Hatfield

The alcohol-free zone set to come into force in Hatfield

BOOZE will be banned from the streets in and around the centre of Hatfield. Borough councillors last night agreed to bring in the alcohol-free zone in the town.

BOOZE will be banned from the streets in and around the centre of Hatfield.

Borough councillors last night agreed to bring in the alcohol-free zone in the town.

The new restriction zone will be cleared of drunks acting antisocially who will have their booze confiscated.

Although it will not be an offence to drink - everyone must comply with accredited officers.

Pscos, street wardens and university security staff will also have the power to take alcohol.

Councillor Colin Croft told the WHT: "For years Hatfield town has been plagued by youths and adults drinking on the streets and in the town centre as early as 9.30am

"This order is not just welcomed, it is extremely welcome and hopefully if policed will stop youths and adults accumulating in the town centre and in the streets from drinking alcohol."

The zone will come into force on March 31.

* Graphic based on Ordnance Survey mapping. (c) Crown copyright.

Licence: AM44/08

Council licence: LA100019547 2007.

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