Police have officially banned park tinnies in Nottingham
Looks like I’m moving back home then
The Nottingham City Council have just announced a ban on drinking alcohol in all public places.
This puts an end to one of our all time favourite activities, park tinnies on a hot summer’s day (or March?).
This comes after the easing of Government lockdown restrictions meant that it was legal for groups of up to six to meet outside. Yesterday, hundreds flocked to one of Notts’ favourite park spots, the Arboretum.
It was reported that large crowds of more than six were gathered across the park, with hundreds breaking social distancing rules and starting fights.
Councillor David Mellen, leader of Nottingham City Council, said: “We have had discussions with senior police officers and there will be increased presence in our parks.
“Drinking alcohol in public spaces is not permitted in Nottingham and will be seized on entry to our parks today.
“It’s also totally unacceptable for people to litter our parks in this way. Parks have been a lifeline for many during the pandemic and our staff have worked tirelessly to keep them open, clean and safe.”
And following yesterday’s drama, Nottinghamshire Police Assistant Chief Constable Steve Cooper said: “The behaviour yesterday was unacceptable and we are disappointed people decided to behave in this selfish way.
“That is why we have now taken the decision to put a dispersal order in place. Our officers will continue to engage with people to ensure they are still sticking to the rules. It is up to us all to keep to the measures so we can continue on the road map out of lockdown, by keeping the virus at bay.”