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.


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

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