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To: Southend Borough Council
Alcohol free zones in Old Leigh
We want Southend Borough Council to agree to alcohol free zones along the sea wall and in the beach areas of Old Leigh in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.
Why is this important?
Following the easing of the Corona Virus lockdown, and before the pubs have reopened, the conservation area known as Old Leigh in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, has witnessed hordes of people who have brought their own alcohol, sitting on the sea wall, drinking and then and throwing their empty bottles and cans into the sea. We think that this trend will continue after the pubs reopen, especially as the pubs will not be able to accommodate the same numbers of drinkers as before lockdown. We are also concerned that other aspects of anti social behaviour that have been taking place, such as urinating on local private property, will continue at night after the pubs close their facilities, if people are allowed to continue consuming their own alcoholic drinks in these areas.
We want this ban so that we can reclaim our lovely historic area for the ordinary day trippers and tourists who visit our famous fishing village and who have recently been deterred by these anti social gatherings.