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To: Southend Borough Council

Alcohol free zones in Old Leigh

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.

High St, Leigh-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea, UK

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Reasons for signing

  • I grew up in the area and although in London now I return to the area often. The way the Old Town is now being abused is very upsetting to see and anything that aggravates this situation must be curtailed. Good luck Ron.
  • Yet each man kills the thing he loves. Oscar Wilde.
  • My home and hate the fact people treat it this way.we should all want our areas to look nice.


2020-06-30 08:54:54 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2020-06-28 10:42:18 +0100

500 signatures reached

2020-06-27 20:42:01 +0100

100 signatures reached

2020-06-27 20:08:32 +0100

50 signatures reached

2020-06-27 19:57:32 +0100

25 signatures reached

2020-06-27 19:52:54 +0100

10 signatures reached