Alcohol ban proposed for Burnham-On-Sea
beach could soon be added to the list of areas in the town where
drinking alcohol in public is banned.
Designated Drinking Orders came into force in parts of Burnham
and Highbridge in June as part of a bid to stamp out anti-social
drinking in known trouble spots.
have the power to ask for alcohol to be handed over if people
are deemed to be causing trouble. If they refuse, they can be
arrested and face a fine of up to £500.
orders are in operation at Winchester Road playing fields, the
Manor Gardens, Rosewood Park playing fields in Burnham, the Jubilee
Gardens, Southwell Gardens and Apex Park.
a proposed second list of locations has been drawn up and Sedgemoor
District Council is asking for the opinions of residents about
whether they should be introduced.
Burnham, the suggested areas are the beach, including under the
pavillion, The Esplanade, High Street, Pier Street, Abingdon Street,
Marine Drive, Victoria Street, Oxford Street, Manor Road, Regent
Street, College Street, Adam Street, Cross Street, Technical Street,
South Terrace and Marine Cove.
proposed areas are also listed for Highbridge, including the Bank
Street car park, railway station and Market Street.
in Brean, the proposed areas are Church Road, Warren Road, Brean
Beach, South Road, Brean Leisure Park and adjacent car parks.
should be noted that although it is not an offence to drink in
these areas, it is an offence not to follow police orders and
hand over alcohol if requested to do so.
wishing to air their views should send comments to Sedgemoor District
Council at Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, TA6 3AR
by August 12th.