Bedworth Safer Neighbourhoods Team to get tough on Alcohol Related Anti-Social Behaviour via new campaign
Bedworth’s Safer Neighbourhood Teams are addressing incidents of alcohol-related anti-social behaviour through a new campaign.
<p>Effective from May 1, 2010 until September 30, 2010, Operation Greenlands will support and utilise the current Designated Public Places Order, which was introduced on October 1, 2007 by Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council.
<p>Public confidence within public spaces is an issue that many communities are concerned with. In order to tackle these issues police in Bedworth will be looking to gain co-operation at a number of levels, including licenced premises, parents and the local community.
<p>Officers will carry out regular patrols within the town in designated public areas and utilise the powers afforded them to confiscate alcohol, direct people to leave a designated area and also to address repeat offenders through newly released powers.
<p>Off-licences will be also be visited and required to work alongside local teams, facing the necessary consequences should they breach any laws relating to the sale of alcohol.
<p><b>Sergeant Neil Reader from Bedworth East Safer Neighbourhoods Team said: “The communities that we serve have shown concern regarding a direct link between increased incidents of anti-social behaviour within certain areas and the consumption of alcohol.
<p>“Anti-social behaviour is a national issue and we will not tolerate alcohol related disorder or incidents within our communities. I have devised Operation Greenlands to assist the teams in tackling the concerns raised. This will have an extremely positive and sustainable effect on our ability to continue to protect our communities from harm.
<p>“It is however important that communities in Warwickshire, and more locally in Bedworth, know that this is an extremely safe and pleasant place to live and visit. We acknowledge concerns and will seek to address them by utilising the many aspects of Operation Greenlands and through working with our partner agencies and community members.”</b>
<p>Although launched in Bedworth, there are plans to launch the operation throughout the Nuneaton & Bedworth District.
<p>Please contact Bedworth Police with any information that may assist officers in tackling any alcohol related anti-social behaviour incidents in your area.
<p>Alternatively you can provide information regarding a crime anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.Crimestoppers-uk.org <http://www.Crimestoppers-uk.org>. Crimestoppers is totally anonymous; you will never be asked your name or any other personal details.