Crow Opinion - Getting in the zone

FROM the comments made this week, the introduction of an alcohol-free zone in Royston seems to be working. The Crow, which supported the setting up of such a zone, is, obviously, delighted that the results have been positive. And Neighbourhood Sergeant Pe

FROM the comments made this week, the introduction of an alcohol-free zone in Royston seems to be working.

The Crow, which supported the setting up of such a zone, is, obviously, delighted that the results have been positive.

And Neighbourhood Sergeant Pete Frost has seen the zone making "a huge difference" when it comes to anti-social behaviour and under-age drinking.

As he said: "The number of youths who had been drinking in this area has dropped considerably since the zone came into play."


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Of course, this does not mean that anti-social behaviour and vandalism and under-age drinking is not taking place elsewhere.

Just look at the disgusting graffiti daubed in Mill Road and Stamford Avenue last week to see that a problem still exists.

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But it has to be said, too, that the problem is being overcome, due to more resilient policing in Royston.

The hope is that the success of the alcohol-free zone will spread to other areas in the battle to curb behaviour which does cause aggravation.

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