Booze ban in town's streets
A BOOZE ban is set to be introduced to Llanelli's town centre streets in a bid to tackle antisocial behaviour.
Carmarthenshire Council will rule on whether to give the go ahead for a Designated Public Place Order to be made across areas of the Elli, Tyisha and Glanymor wards next Monday.
The proposal, put forward by the Community Safety Partnership, will be discussed at the next meeting of the council's executive board with a recommendation for approval after positive consultation.
Following an assessment of the level of drinking and alcohol-related disorder in the area as well as discussions with partners, a map was drawn up beyond what was originally requested.
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Elli ward councillor John Jenkins, who has been campaigning for the new measures to be introduced for eight years, has welcomed the news.
He said: "There has been harassment, alarm and upset caused to residents and there are a certain number of streets in town which have a problem. I think this is a reasonable answer, it is a common sense answer and has support across all parties."
A controlled drinking zone provides the police with the power to order a person to surrender any alcohol or alcohol containers in their possession. Although it is not an offence to drink alcohol in a designated area, failing to surrender alcohol after orders from an officer is an offence which can lead to an arrest or result in a fine of up to £500.