Venue: Town Hall, Rotherham
Appointment of Chairman
Resolved:- That Councillor F. Wright be appointed Chairman of this meeting.
(Councillor F. Wright in the Chair)
Pursuant to Minute No. B296 of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 12th April, 2006, consideration was given to a report of the Licensing Manager proposing the making of an order to designate public places in Rotherham town centre as places where it was an offence to continue to consume alcohol after being requested not to do so by a police officer or a police community support officer.
The report stated that this proposal had the approval and support of the South Yorkshire Police and the Safer Rotherham Partnership, including the Alcohol and Violent Crime Task Group. This prior indication of approval and support was necessary because the policing and enforcement of any order was a matter for South Yorkshire Police; the evidence of nuisance, annoyance or disorder associated with the consumption of alcohol was Police-led; the identification of the area to be designated was a policing/police resource issue.
The proposed order was included with the report, in the form of the Government model order, together with a plan of the area of the Rotherham town centre to be designated.
The Committee noted that the making of this order might displace the problem of anti-social behaviour to other areas, for example Clifton Park. Although this order would not include Clifton Park within the designated area, the wider effects of the order would be reviewed over a period of time and any future applications for orders for specific areas would be considered by this Committee in accordance with delegated powers.
Resolved:- (1) That, under the provisions of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001, the part of the Rotherham town centre which falls within the area defined on the map submitted to this meeting, be approved as a designated public place (‘alcohol exclusion zone’).
(2) That the order shall come into force at 00.01 on Saturday, 1st July, 2006.