Town chiefs to consider booze ban

A FINAL decision on whether booze will be banned from the streets of Ipswich is set to be taken by town chiefs today.As part of a bid to crack down on alcohol-fuelled bad behaviour, council bosses are keen to introduce a designated public places order (DPPO) across the borough.

A FINAL decision on whether booze will be banned from the streets of Ipswich is set to be taken by town chiefs today.

As part of a bid to crack down on alcohol-fuelled bad behaviour, council bosses are keen to introduce a designated public places order (DPPO) across the borough.

The move will give police powers to fine or even arrest people who continue drinking booze once asked to stop.

Following a three-month consultation on the matter feedback from businesses, organisations in the town and members of the public has been positive.

The final decision now rests with members of Ipswich Borough Council who are due to vote on the issue today.