Plan To Ban Larks in the Parks
Police are planning on placing a drinking ban in all Exeter parks just in time for summer.
Exeter Police are planning on placing a drinking ban in all Exeter parks in an attempt to reduce anti-social behaviour.
While a similar ban has been in place on Exeter city centre since 2004, police don’t feel this is enough and are now on a mission to ‘reclaim the parks for the people’.
However, the plan is designed to ban drinking that is designed to lead to anti-social drinking, not all alcohol within open areas. As stated by Inspector Andrew Webber, ‘the parks are owned by the people … they are not drinking dens’
‘The people we are targeting with this are those who are prepared to throw beer bottles at the kids’ paddling pool … Our message is simple – these parks are for families not horrible yobs.’
The targeted areas at the moment appear to be St Thomas pleasure ground and Heavitree.
The police are currently gathering evidence to support the ban which could be enacted before the summer holidays.