Outdoor drinking could be banned in
Stamford as SKDC councillors have recommended to approve
a designated public places order, which would increase the
police's powers to confiscate alcohol from anyone if they thought
anti social behaviour would be a problem.
Rowdy drinkers refusing to give up their drink could be fined up
Stamford's order will cover the Meadows and the town centre, and
in the Deepings it would cover Market Deeping, West Deeping and
Deeping St James.
Although the order isn't actually a ban on public place drinking,
it should lead to a decrease in drunkenness on the streets of
Stamford. But what do you think of this order? Is it a violation
of personal liberty, or is it a protection of the greater whole?
Do you think that the police will confiscate everyone's drink,
regardless of whether they are 'rowdy' or not? Do you enjoy a
drink on the meadows or anywhere else outside in town, or are you
threatened by people drinking in public?