Wednesday, 25 April 2012

No Drinking Zone signs to be installed on Green Lane

Wilson with PC Janek Stabrawa

The East Ilford Business Partnership has been successful in obtaining No drinking signs for Green Lane.  This was part of a campaign to end the antisocial behaviour attributed to excessive drinking in our area. Under Redbridge's “Designated Public Place Drinking Zone” (DPPDZ) which has now been extended to include Green Lane and other areas of Clementswood and  Mayfield ward, it is now illegal to drink on designated public streets.

With two off licences and a pub in the vicinity we have always been a high risk area for this type of crime.  In recent years however due to a difficult economy, forced relocations from Olympic zones and other factors, the number of homeless people in the borough has increased.

Our thanks to Clementswood Safer Neighbourhood Police team who attended 2 Police meetings at our community centre and endorsed our request for the local signs.  The team have used the new signs as an opportunity to challenge this type of behaviour ad have quite successfully reduced the local problem.

Simon James from Redbridge ASBO Team said in a recent email:

"I am waiting for a date from the Street Lighting Team to place the signs you have requested as well as others in the new DPPO.  I have requested the date be 25th – 27th April as I am not in on the Mon or Tues.  Once I have received confirmation of the date these will be placed I will advise you accordingly."

The three locations for which we had requested No Drinking signs are:

1. Junction of Stanley road with Green Lane
2. Junction of Connaught Road and Green Lane
3. Junction of Gordon Road and Green Lane

Learn more about the Cumulative Impact Zone here:

View map of protected areas:

Read about the night spent in Ilford Police cells by a local pub landlord trying to fight the local antisocial drinking:

Here is what the Ilford Recorder said:

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