Smashed glass risk to young in park
CHILDREN are being put at risk by broken bottles and smashed glass at a Lampeter park.
Town councillors have highlighted the problem to the police, who have promised to maintain patrols at Parc yr Orsedd.
There have also been issues with broken glass at the field at Maesyderi.
Town councillor Chris Thomas told fellow councillors, at their recent monthly meeting, that it was a danger to children at Maesyderi.
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"People have been drinking there and bottles have been smashed. There was glass in the grass," he said.
He added that the kissing gate at Parc yr Orsedd had also been vandalised recently.
Deputy mayor Dorothy Williams said antisocial behaviour at the park was a daily problem for the council.
"We clear it every morning of glass," she said.
The council reported the matter to the town's police community support officers who said they have regular patrols.
Other police officers are also being asked to remain vigilant when passing the park.
There were similar problems of people drinking in the park in 2010 and 2011.
Lampeter set up a public drinking ban to prevent such problems in July 2010.
It bans the consumption of alcohol in public in designated areas.
Anyone found drinking alcohol in the zone can be asked by police to stop and surrender their drink. Failure to comply can carry a maximum fine of £500.
The zone includes Parc yr Orsedd as well as Harford Square, College Street, part of Bridge Street, Bryn Road, Church Street, High Street, Market Street, Cambrian Road and car parks, Temple Terrace Park and part of Temple Terrace.
Despite the ban, the council heard previously that people were continuing to sit and drink in Harford Square.
The police said it was a problem and they will continue to confiscate alcohol and pour it down the drain.