Dispersal order to help Gloucester show its best side in the tourist season
A FRESH move has been made to show off Gloucester's best side during the tourist season.
With events including the Civil War Weekend and the Tall Ships Festival around the corner, police and civic leaders have brought in a new dispersal order to tackle anti-social behaviour.
The order, which was agreed with Gloucester City Council, will run for six months from March 12 to September 12.
"There is a full programme of events coming up this spring and summer, and it seems wise to keep up the pressure," said Barry Leach, chairman of Gloucester City Centre Community Partnership. "The last one has just expired and it worked in terms of keeping street drinking and anti-social behaviour down. We are supporting it, and maybe when it expires, it would be good to see if another one should be put in place or not."
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It allows police to tell groups of two or more to leave an area for 24 hours if they believe their behaviour will result in people being harassed, alarmed or distressed. The order covers the area within the boundaries of St Oswald's Road, Gouda Way, Black Dog Way, Bruton Way, Station Road, Trier Way, St Ann Way, Hempsted Lane, Llanthony Road, Hempsted Bypass and the A430 Over Causeway.
PC Matt Hammond said: "The Gloucester city local policing team undertook a review of the dispersal order after it ended in January, looking at police data and also seeking the opinion of external agencies and police-led groups."