Chichester mulls drink control zone

Sussex Police and Chichester District Council have joined forces to launch a campaign that invites residents to air their views on street drinking and anti-social behaviour.

Part of a crackdown on binge drinking in Chichester town centre, the move will seek out residents’ views on a proposed drink control zone in the city centre, which will give the police more rights to confiscate alcohol from people in public places.

The crackdown was prompted by rising numbers of complaints from residents, businesses and visitors. If it gets the go-ahead, it will be trialled for six months.

Notices will appear in local newspapers and in public places such as libraries, and will be supported by the council’s community safety manager’s work with the community.

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