Police may be able to confiscate alcohol

PEOPLE caught with alcohol and causing a nuisance on the Wheatfields recreation area of St Ives could have their liquor confiscated by the police. Huntingdonshire District Council is considering making a designated public places order for Wheatfields foll

PEOPLE caught with alcohol and causing a nuisance on the Wheatfields recreation area of St Ives could have their liquor confiscated by the police.

Huntingdonshire District Council is considering making a designated public places order for Wheatfields following "numerous complaints".

Sonia Hansen, development and community manager at HDC, said: "The order would give police the powers to take alcohol off people if they are causing a nuisance and is the result of a number of

complaints received by the council."

HDC is said to have received 10 complaints from residents in the past six months.

INFORMATION: A meeting is being held on Wednesday, December 13, at 2pm at HDC's offices in Pathfinder House, Huntingdon, to discuss the proposal. If approved by the district council a 28 day public notice would be published prior to the order being enforced.