Crow Opinion - Getting in the zone

PUBLISHED: 20:33 23 April 2008 | UPDATED: 15:44 11 May 2010

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."

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.

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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