Yvette Cooper MP

Working hard for Normanton, Pontefract, Castleford & Knottingley

Action needed on street drinking in Castleford

Action needed on street drinking in Castleford

Castleford needs the same powers as Pontefract and Wakefield to stop problem street drinking in the town. Support my petition for action here.

Residents and shop workers shouldn't have to put up with anti-social behaviour linked to street drinking that has grown in Castleford town centre. It's completely unfair.

That's why I've called for a "Public Spaces Protection Order" for Castleford town centre which would mean our neighbourhood police could step in to stop people getting drunk in the street - Pontefract and Wakefield already have these powers, we need them in Castleford too. Wakefield Council have said they will put forward plans for PSPO and they are asking for people's views. But we need to show that these plans have strong backing across our town. So please sign my petition if you agree.

This problem has grown and it's not fair on people shopping, living and working in our town centre - so we also need stronger action to prevent problem street drinking in the first place. 

Goal: 213 signatures

Will you sign?

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signed 2018-04-23 18:07:21 +0100
signed 2018-04-23 12:42:23 +0100
signed 2017-07-13 15:51:05 +0100
signed via 2017-07-12 11:24:40 +0100
at last, lets clean up our town centre,

thank you.
signed 2017-07-10 15:11:42 +0100
signed via 2017-07-09 16:39:08 +0100
Ashamed to call it my home town. It’s time to get them off the streets. I recon anyone who decided to call who had not visited before would find is disgusting.
signed 2017-07-08 23:38:52 +0100
posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-08 21:54:54 +0100
Sign the petition: Action needed on street drinking in Castleford
signed via 2017-07-08 21:54:14 +0100
signed 2017-07-08 18:34:00 +0100
The town centre infront of pondstretcher welbeck drs surgery and in front of the cancer research charity shop is a disgrace people drinking foul language and rerrier type dogs i hate to take my grandson anywhere near it the subway frim beancroft/ cambridge street is full of cans and human excrement
signed 2017-07-08 17:54:25 +0100
Sooner than later
signed 2017-07-08 14:36:17 +0100
signed 2017-07-08 01:09:29 +0100
signed 2017-07-08 00:12:19 +0100
signed 2017-07-08 00:01:14 +0100
signed 2017-07-07 22:00:24 +0100
signed 2017-07-07 20:31:59 +0100
As a disabled person it can be very intimidating to see drunk people at all times of the day in Castleford town centre. Late this afternoon (fri 07/07/17) a group of adults were clearly drunk & hanging around the town centre. They were loud I made me feel very uncomfortable. Please make Castleford town centre a non public drinking zone
signed 2017-07-07 20:18:51 +0100
Disgusting what this town has come too. I certainly arent proud of it anymore.
signed 2017-07-07 18:50:35 +0100
signed 2017-07-07 18:43:19 +0100
signed 2017-07-07 18:32:34 +0100
signed 2017-07-07 18:29:08 +0100
Town is a disgrace. Drinking and drug dealing openly , sat on the benches intimadating people. Was bad before but now the new ’ housing " for them above the old route 66 has increased the problem 10 fold. Worst thing ever to come to castle ford. Half acres and lisheen is bad enough because they get housing there. Gone is our little mining town, replaced by low life thugs
signed 2017-07-07 18:16:17 +0100
signed 2017-07-07 18:00:29 +0100
signed 2017-07-07 17:02:55 +0100
signed 2017-07-07 17:00:15 +0100
signed 2017-07-07 16:41:02 +0100
signed 2017-07-07 16:38:48 +0100
signed 2017-07-07 16:15:32 +0100
signed 2017-07-07 15:18:11 +0100

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