Alcohol Exclusion Zone for Bideford

Police could be given extra powers to reduce anti-social behaviour caused by alcohol in Bideford.

Torridge District Council are considering an Alcohol Exclusion Zone to cover Victoria Park, the King George V Playing Fields, the Quay Car Park and Landivisiau Walk.

Although it wouldn't ban alcohol in these areas, it would give police the power to seize any alcohol, or order people to pour it away.

Inspector Shaun Keneally said: "It's there to allow us the ability to seize alcohol from people that choose to use the park but also to abuse alcohol, and can make it an unpleasant place for other people to visit."

To hear more from Inspector Keneally, click here.

We've got until 17th June to let Torridge District Council know what we think.

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