Extra powers to tackle anti-social drinking

By a County Press reporter

Thursday, January 30, 2014

 

POLICE could be given extra powers to clamp down on anti-social drinking in the Bay area.

As previously reported the Isle of Wight Council is consulting on the introduction of orders that would allow police to confiscate alcohol in public areas including Culver Parade, Los Altos and the High Street in Sandown and Landguard Manor Road and The Esplanade in Shanklin.

Lake Cliff Gardens and The Fairway in Lake and High Street, Station Road and New Road in Brading are also among the affected areas.

The designated public place orders have been requested by police and the consultation, due to run from tomorrow (Friday) until February 28, will be available via www.iwight.com

See below for further details and maps of the affected areas.

Brading

The area to be considered within the order is from where Lower Adgestone Road meets The Mall, east passed Yarbridge crossroad to the train line on the B3395, north along the train line up to Quay Lane, then west along Quay Lane where it meets the High Street, north up the High Street to the junction of Coach Lane and the A3055, west along Coach Lane to the junction of West Lane and Doctor’s Lane, then south down Doctor’s Lane, continuing south down West Street and The Mall, including the playing field, and south along The Mall to Lower Adgestone Road, and all public land inclusive of this boundary line, as shown on the map to be attached to the order.

Brading

Sandown

The area to be considered within the order is from the Mean Low Water Mark in line with the junction of Currie Road and Cliff Road, north along the beach up to the Mean Low Water Mark in line with the southern boundary of Isle of Wight Zoo, then a direct line up to the junction of Perowne Way and Morton Common (A3055), then south along the train line down to the bottom of Los Altos Public Park, then south along The Sunshine Trail to Lake Hill, east along Lake Hill and then south down Ranelagh Road and east along Currie Road to the Mean Low Water Mark in line with the junction of Currie Road and Cliff Road, and all public land inclusive of this boundary line, as shown on the map to be attached to the order.

Sandown

Lake

The area to be considered within the order is from the roundabout at Merrie Garden on Newport Road A3056, east along Newport Road to the junction of Manor Road, north along Manor Road, to Lea Road, north along Lea Road to the end of Desmond Price Close and also including Lea Road, south along Lea Road (including the playground at the junction of Manor Road) to New Road, east along New Road to the junction of Sandown Road and Lake Hill A3055, east along Lake Hill to the junction of The Fairway, north along The Fairway to the end of the road and including Station Approach, south along Sandown Road A3055 to the junction of Heath Road, east along Heath Road to the end of the road, south along Heath Gardens, across the area to Araluen Way and south along Araluen Way, east along the footpath north of Lake Cliff Gardens and across the area to the Cliff Path, north along the Cliff Path and Cliff Road to the junction at Currie Road, down to the Mean Low Water Mark and south along the beach to the point in line with the junction of Whitecross Lane and Whitecross Farm Lane, and then a direct line west across Lake Cliff Gardens, Sandown Road, The Cemetery, Pursley Close, Kestrel Close, Sandham Gardens to Whitecross Lane and north to the roundabout at Merrie Garden and all public land inclusive of this boundary line, as shown on the map to be attached to the order.

Lake DPPO

Shanklin

The area to be considered within the order is from Mean Low Water Mark in line with the southern boundary of Rylstone Gardens, then north to the Mean Low Water Mark in line with the junction at Whitecross Lane and Whitecross Farm Lane, then a direct line west across Sandown Road, the Cemetery, Kestrel Close to the junction of Whitecross Lane and Whitecross Farm Lane, then south down Whitecross Lane, Sandy Lane, Landguard Manor Road, west along Carter Avenue, south down Brook Road, west along Collingwood Road to the end of the road and around Batts Copse to Batts Road, west along Orchard Road and south down Chatsworth Avenue to Victoria Avenue, south down Westhill Road following the road round in an easterly direction to the junction of Rectory Road, south along Church Road, then east along Priory Road and north along Popham Road to the end of the road and including the footpath down to the Mean Low Water Mark, and all public land inclusive.

Shankli DPPO

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by Keven Ball

1st February 2014, at 19:53:30

No reply, interesting!

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by Keven Ball

1st February 2014, at 12:16:34

@ Baz - what would you do to tackle the problem of anti-social drinking?

"It's a comments section. I've commented. Nuff (enough) said." - I agree you have made a comment which has nothing to do with the title/article? Well done!

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by Keven Ball

31st January 2014, at 18:54:46

@ Baz - It is quite simple my name is Keven (as it says on the screen)!
That is wonderful you think I have no interest in the matter and have not cared to read the posts I have made thus far... what is you answer or was that post just a rant at me?

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by Keven Ball

31st January 2014, at 18:09:16

*The other answer - sorry mobile phone predictive texting for you!

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by Keven Ball

31st January 2014, at 18:08:18

The over answer to help reduce youth drinking is to invest in course/programmes and/or projects that tackle drinking issues. Try and educate young people about the dangers of heavy drinking and the health risks it carries etc.

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by Keven Ball

31st January 2014, at 18:02:13

@ George, If that was aimed at me it is Keven! But call me Kev?
Again, if you read my other posts I have explained why George - again, you cannot stop this behaviour, therefore you have to deal with it in a different way. Basic example, if a child is naught at home you can send the child to their room... the child will be naughty again the next day... send the child to their room... point is you cannot stop the child from being naughty, so you try something else...

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by Keven Ball

31st January 2014, at 15:27:08

We are not moving forwards here in this debate (and others), we are just rewriting what has been said! I feel we have established that there are factors of where/how the youths getting their booze and the places they drink it... As I have said (third time now) you cannot stop this behaviour, instead you must find ways to deal and cope with it. I feel if there were places the police suggested drinking is allowed then they can monitor them and move them to this place instead of many youths drinking in different places/locations. If people are stealing then that is a different matter altogether - the police and shops will have to work closely and try to reduce crime. Again, if you stop a criminal in one shop they will just go to another one down the road or return a day later to the same shop. You cannot and won't stop crime, drinking behaviour of anyone. If it was that simple don't you believe it would be stopped across the world? You cannot control people's behaviour.

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by Mark Voller

31st January 2014, at 14:17:03

Some contributors have mentioned under-age drinking. That is not at issue here, as the police already have wide powers to deal with under 18s in possession of alcohol in public.

Given that our streets and public places have never been quieter, it is hard to see a need for these restrictions on adult liberty. Yes,drinking bans work well in areas- like Ryde Esplanade or Church Litten- where drunks hang out, but surely most problems on the east Wight are localised and temporary and can be dealt with under existing legal powers (eg arrest for drunk and disorderly.) I am surprised my former police colleagues see the need for such a sweeping response.

Such powers are intended to be exceptional. I find it hard to believe Sandown, Shanklin and Brading have exceptional problems with public drinking.

With the requirement that warning signs are placed in every street and area (at public expense?) these restrictions may reinforce the message our tourist areas are closed for business.

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by Mike Crowe

31st January 2014, at 12:38:17

I am confused about all of these meters on the plans

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by Keven Ball

31st January 2014, at 11:50:52

by Keven Ball30th January 2014, at 16:49:56Sadly you cannot stop people from drinking in the streets. If the police move them away they will just go somewhere else! The best idea is to give people areas (away from people's homes) so they can drink. This way the police know where they are, as do all of us! _ I have even copied and pasted it for you Baz.

Any views or opinions presented in the comments above are solely those of the author and do not represent those of the Isle of Wight County Press.

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