New bye-laws to enforce immediate Booze Ban in Formby
Sefton Council are introducing new bye-laws which come into force immediately enforcing strict alcohol free zones to streets in Formby in a bid to cut down vandalism and nuisance behaviour.
The Formby streets that will be affected by the new bye-law are - Duke Street Park, Kings Road, Phillips Lane down to the footpath (including Meadow Croft and Phillips Close), Formby Railway Station and car park, Formby Bridge, Formby Street and Andrews Lane.
A spokesman for Sefton Council said: “The No Drinking Zones are designed to encourage more responsible drinking and ensure that the law-abiding majority can enjoy public spaces - safe from crime and anti-social behaviour.
“This initiative demonstrates the Council’s commitment to residents and visitors so that everyone can have the peace and quiet they deserve - to enjoy the places where they live or work."
“The areas will also help to improve the quality of life in local communities through the prevention of problems or nuisances."
“Sefton Council will work closely with Merseyside Police and other partners to monitor the No Drinking Zones.”
Anyone caught breaching the bye-law could face prosecution in South Sefton Magistrates Court and a £500 fine.
The alcohol free zones will also be rolled out across other areas of Sefton in the bid to tackle anti-social behaviour and help to build safer and healthier communities.