WISBECH: 90 signs go up to herald start of new ban on drinking in public places

NINETY aluminium signs like this one have been hung up around central Wisbech, as a ban on drinking alcohol in public places came into force. The signs were hung in areas covered by the order on Wednesday, as part of an official launch of the Designated P

NINETY aluminium signs like this one have been hung up around central Wisbech, as a ban on drinking alcohol in public places came into force.

The signs were hung in areas covered by the order on Wednesday, as part of an official launch of the Designated Public Places Order.

Police asked Fenland District Council to implement the ban earlier this year, in the ongoing fight against anti-social behaviour in the town centre.

Officers now have the power to confiscate alcohol from anyone they think is drinking - or intending to drink - in a public place. Anyone found breaking the order could face arrest and a fine of up to £500.


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The town centre, North Cambs Hospital, Wisbech Park and the new Boathouse Business Centre are covered by the order.

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