Who enforces these powers?

Bournemouth Echo: Who enforces these powers? Who enforces these powers?

Your article ‘New powers to police drinking’ (Daily Echo, January 23) highlights Bournemouth Council’s ability to consistently shoot itself in the foot.

On the one hand they are fervently opposed to charging a late night levy and to raising the police precept, and yet on the other hand wish to impose ‘new’ powers, to be policed by whom?

It is the council’s licensing and drink/drug rehab policies which are responsible for the situation, yet they want the police to get them out of their problem without giving them the money and resources to do it.

Geoff Cooper, Methuen Road, Bournemouth

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11:23am Fri 24 Jan 14

BoscVegas says...

I presume it will happen like this:
1. A member of the public spots some people drinking and/or behaving in an 'anti-social' manner.
2. they call 101 and report said activity
3. The incident get placed on the 'low priority' list at police HQ.
4a. the police attend numerous hours later, by this time the perps have moved on OR
4b. No police attend the incident.
I presume it will happen like this: 1. A member of the public spots some people drinking and/or behaving in an 'anti-social' manner. 2. they call 101 and report said activity 3. The incident get placed on the 'low priority' list at police HQ. 4a. the police attend numerous hours later, by this time the perps have moved on OR 4b. No police attend the incident. BoscVegas
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11:36am Fri 24 Jan 14

losthope says...

BoscVegas wrote:
I presume it will happen like this:
1. A member of the public spots some people drinking and/or behaving in an 'anti-social' manner.
2. they call 101 and report said activity
3. The incident get placed on the 'low priority' list at police HQ.
4a. the police attend numerous hours later, by this time the perps have moved on OR
4b. No police attend the incident.
Well put, but you're assuming they can get through to 101!
[quote][p][bold]BoscVegas[/bold] wrote: I presume it will happen like this: 1. A member of the public spots some people drinking and/or behaving in an 'anti-social' manner. 2. they call 101 and report said activity 3. The incident get placed on the 'low priority' list at police HQ. 4a. the police attend numerous hours later, by this time the perps have moved on OR 4b. No police attend the incident.[/p][/quote]Well put, but you're assuming they can get through to 101! losthope
  • Score: 3

12:45pm Fri 24 Jan 14

a.g.o.g. says...

The new ASBO Bill going through Parliament sets this out.
The new ASBO Bill going through Parliament sets this out. a.g.o.g.
  • Score: 2

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