An alcohol-free zone (AFZ) is going to be implemented at the St Peter Port Bus Terminus.
The decision comes as Guernsey Police continue to address anti-social behaviour across the island and the Committee for Home Affairs has also agreed to continue the AFZ in the Church square area.
The new AFZ on the South Esplanade will come into effect on 1 June and run until October. It’ll then be reviewed.
In a media release the States of Guernsey said: “The Bus Terminus and Church Square have previously been hot spots for this type of behaviour, and it is hoped by officers that the extended AFZ will help to prevent the reoccurrence of some of the incidents that have previously been reported.”
Pictured: Home Affairs will also be working with the Committee for Health & Social Care to support people who drink in this area.
Acting Chief Inspector, Tom Marshall, said: “The Bus Terminus is an important place for people travelling around Guernsey, and it sits in the heart of our Town.
“We want to do what we can to support both businesses in the area and regular bus users, and we hope this measure will prevent incidents of public disorder and anti-social behaviour from happening in what should be a community centre. We were of course pleased to receive Committee support for the implementation of the AFZ.”
The President of Home Affairs, Deputy Rob Prow, added: “We are always pleased to implement measures which help increase public safety and protect the community from anti-social behaviour.
“The Town Bus Terminus is a key junction for many islanders and visitors and forms a pleasant gateway and departure point, with the provision of seating and access to business amenities.
“That said, I also want to stress that we know that making the Bus Terminus and Church square alcohol-free zones is not a perfect solution. We also need to try and help people who are regularly drinking in the area, and we are working with HSC and St Peter Port Constables on ways in which we can achieve that. The Committee will continue to do all that it can to support the police’s efforts.”
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