Alcohol banning order consultation extended

THURROCK Councils is extending the consultation period about proposals to introduce so-called “Designated Public Place Orders (DPPOs)” or no alcohol zones in several areas in the borough.

The zones include Delafield Park and the Village Green; the King George V and Blackshots playing fields, plus the Dipping and Lodge Lane between the Daneholes Roundabout and Southend Road all in Little Thurrock – as well as the Flowers Estate in South Ockendon..

Initially the consultation period ended on 19 December, but the consultation is now being extended until 2 January 2012 to give every opportunity for those who wish to, to have their views taken into account.

If approved, the Orders would give police officers additional powers to stop adults who are engaged in anti-social behaviour in public places from drinking alcohol.

Views can be registered by completing the online questionnaire on the council’s website – accessed by going to the home page (www.thurrock.gov.uk) and clicking on Consultations.

Details are also available by emailing publicprotection@thurrock.gov.uk, or by writing to Jim Nicolson, Community Protection Manager, Thurrock Council, New Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 6SL.

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