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A bold and novel scheme to stop the excessive drinking of alcohol in public places on a reduce alcohol fuelled anti-social behaviour in the streets is to be launched in Sheringham this week. From Thursday, 1 May, Sheringham town centre and many of the residential roads and open spaces surrounding it will become a 'Designated Area', where anyone drinking too much in public and causing, or likely to cause, a nuisance, can be asked by a police officer to stop drinking and surrender their alcohol. Refusal to do so will be an offence and could lead to arrest and a hefty fine.

An initiative by the North Norfolk Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership (NNCDRP), The Sheringham Designated Area is not a down on consuming alcohol in public places, and people will still be able to enjoy a drink in the open air at any time, especially during carnival and festival events in the town. It is simply a means of tackling anti-social drinking. 'Far from being a killjoy scheme, the Designated Area is being introduced to make Sheringham a safer and more pleasant place far everyone to enjoy' said Teri Munro, NNDC's Community Safety Officer, who helps to co-ordinate the work of the NNCDRP. 'We hope it will go a long way to curb the unruly, boorish and antisocial behaviour of those who gather in public places and drink far too much alcohol, and then often disturb, alarm and intimidate other people.

Sheringham's Designated Area, enabled by the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001, is one of the first such areas in the country. It covers the large part of town that lies north of Cromer Road (Including the Promenades and the beach), from Curtis Lane in the east to the Golf Links in the west. The area also includes the grounds of The Splash Leisure Centre in Weybourne Road. Under the regulations, only police officers have the authority to ask people in public places within the area to stop drinking and surrender their alcohol. An offence is committed only when someone fails to comply with an officer's request or instruction.

The problem of drinking and antisocial behaviour in Sheringham's streets and public places has long been recognised, but the matter came to the fore at a public meeting in the town some two years ago, when it was felt that the problem was caused by people under the age of 18 years. Following the meeting the police, who already have powers to deal with under-age drinking, increased their patrols and use of special constables, and discovered that the problem was in fact, caused by adults, as well as young people. Partners in the NNCDRP, and working with the Partnership's Street Crime Reduction Task Force, the police became the main proponents of establishing a Designated Area in Sheringham. 'This is a pilot project for North Norfolk, and it will be fully evaluated at the end of the summer,' added Teri Munro."As well as comparing this year's crime statistics with those for the same period in 2002, we shall be asking residents, businesses and local organisations if they think it has been successful in reducing noise, nuisance and low-level crime. "If it is successful and I am confident it will help solve many local problems - we may be able to extend the scheme to other towns and villages where there is clear evidence that anti-social behaviour is linked to excessive consumption alcohol".

To publicise and mark the Designated Area, a number of signs are soon to be erected. This work will be done by the Norfolk Youth Offending Team, whose main aim is to prevent offending and re-offending, by children and young people. Working under strict supervision, young people will help erect the signs as part of a 'Reparation Scheme', which involves helping the victims of crime and the community at large. For more information about the Sheringham 'Designated Area', please call Teri Munro on 01263 516278.


Sheringham Community Paper We are delighted to announce that Ron Hoile has agreed to hold his 2003 Art Exhibition in support of The Sheringham Shantymen Lifeboat Fund. Ron, a consultant surgeon, is a great supporter of RNLI and holds this annual exhibition in memory of Dr Chris Hasbury who died in 1988. Details and examples of some of the works on display can be found on our web site Sheringham's own Morris Dancing teme 'The Lobster Potties' will hold its annual 'Potty Day' in July. The Sheringham Shantymen will perform their usual Saturday Concert on Lifeboat Plain. We have a link on our web site to the 'Potties' own web site and we are pleased to support them yet again.
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