Crackdown on Aylsham problem drinkers

Anti-social drinkers at Aylsham are facing a crackdown on their behaviour after publicans, residents and police met to seek solutions to the problem.Townspeople complained about bad behaviour and language, especially at closing times.

Anti-social drinkers at Aylsham are facing a crackdown on their behaviour after publicans, residents and police met to seek solutions to the problem.

Townspeople complained about bad behaviour and language, especially at closing times.

But a 'restorative justice' meeting aimed at airing the problems and finding answers has come up with a range of measures.

Pubs will display anti-social behaviour posters advising drinkers that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.


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Extra staff may be used to monitor beer gardens and patrons could be banned if they flaunt any rules or cause trouble when leaving premises.

Residents will also be noting down any bad behaviour on anti-social behaviour logs which will be dealt with by the police, but also recording good behaviour to show how the situation has improves.

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Police will remain in close contact with the pubs and residents, to monitor the situation and use enforcement when necessary.

The meeting involved 13 community representatives, publicans and police.

The Aylsham neighbourhood policing team can be contacted by calling 0845 456 4567.

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