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 a 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. 

 

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commented 2017-08-05 02:59:01 +0100
Street drinking is a huge problem everywhere.
We are in Sydney Australia at the moment and believe me street drinking and violence is a problem here for Police and Politics.

Really it is a cultural way that needs to be addressed. Its not easy as it is a social way of life for many people who are not a problem with having a drink.
Gone are the days when the local Bobbie could have friendly word with offending drunk.
However never give up just keep persevering and show by example how people can have a drink and not behave like idiots because they had too much. Most of us may have had one too many at times.

At the age of 73 yrs moderation is the key word that i have come to respect and faith.
At the moment i’m in Sydney trying and trying and trying to return (UKVI a prob;lem) with my wife to settle in the UK.
Terry
published this page in Local News 2017-07-06 11:48:59 +0100

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