Get involved! Send your photos, video, news & views by texting EJ NEWS to 80360 or e-mail us
Residents complain about drinking on village green
4:00pm Saturday 21st September 2013 in News
CALLS have been made for the village green in Bourton to be an alcohol-free zone following complaints from residents.
PCSO Mel Cheesbrough, of the North Cotswolds Safer Community Team, said they had received eight phone calls from residents since February who were unhappy about ant- social behaviour on the green.
Speaking at the last parish council meeting, she said the police were aware of about seven or eight people using the green late at night and were monitoring the situation.
“If there’s reports, we can go down. First of all we make them aware of how their actions are affecting others,” she said.
“We’ve notified them if we have any more calls there will be an anti-social behaviour warning.”
But chairman Bryan Sumner said he did not think there was a huge problem.
“I don’t think it’s a particularly serious thing,” he said.
“One resident has asked if we would consider making the green an alcohol-free zone. I think that would be very dangerous.
“You would stop the moderate drinking of a glass of wine with a picnic at 3pm in the afternoon.
“I’ve seen they are having a spirited time, it’s not anything aggressive.
“I wouldn’t like to give the impression that Bourton is a hive of activity at night time because honestly it isn’t.”
Comments are closed on this article.