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Parish wants alcohol ban in small garden

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BROCK ROAD garden could be turned into an alcohol-free zone – if St Peter Port’s constables get their way.

Unofficial alcohol-free zone signs put up by the parish have been taken down, but the St Peter Port constables hopes that Home Affairs will back its application to ban drinking in the small garden in Brock Road. (Picture by Sam Bellis, 19164643)

They have written a letter to the Committee for Home Affairs requesting a ban on alcohol in the recently renovated area.

The site, which makes the corner near the junction of Brock Road and the Grange, has been plagued by anti-social behaviour and littering, according to the parish.

Residents walking past the area recently may have noticed several signs warning that drinking is prohibited.

St Peter Port constable Dennis Le Moignan said the signs had been erected as a temporary measure, and have since been removed, but he hoped they would be back up soon, should Home Affairs give permission to turn the area into a drink free space.

Mr Le Moignan said the parish has spent a lot of time renovating the area and did not want it ruined.

‘We’ve spent a lot of time doing it up, making sure it’s done right and people have been abusing it by leaving tins and glass bottles. It’s just not right,’ he said.

‘It’s enjoyed by many passers-by, it’s somewhere for some peace and quiet, which is why we’ve done it up.’

A spokesman for Home Affairs said they could not comment as the application was still pending.

The small patch of land had been closed for a year to allow the renovation works to take place and the garden now includes a bed of herbs for the public to pick and take home free of charge.

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