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Councillors reject bid for booze ban

SOLIHULL Council has poured cold water over plans for an anti-social busting booze ban in Castle Bromwich.

SOLIHULL Council has poured cold water over plans for an anti-social busting booze ban in Castle Bromwich.

Officials rejected the call for the ban and also said it was up to West Midlands Police to decide on the return of anti-social dispersal zones.

Seething residents urged the council to accept their proposals for the measures around the Village Green and the War Memorial but on Monday is was officially blown out the window.

During a parish council meeting in July, police said dispersal zones "were not needed" and this week Solihull Council said the booze bans were also not needed.

A spokeswoman for the Parish Council said: "The council is naturally disappointed that the application has not been successful.

"The problems experienced by parishioners will still need to be addressed and the parish council will continue to seek appropriate action to support residents who suffer from the effects of anti social behaviour and inappropriate behaviour in Castle Bromwich.

Parish councillor Jackie Ward added: "People will not be happy these proposals have been rejected.

"Anti-social behaviour is a problem across Castle Bromwich and residents are fed up with groups of youths causing trouble, sometimes until 2am."

Jill Magee, Solihull Council's Community Safety Officer said: "The application for designated public place order was heard by the governance committee.The order was not approved and will not be made."

 

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