Plans to tackle street drinking in Lincoln

A plan to reduce the number of people drinking on Lincoln's streets has been approved by the city council cabinet.

The Designated Public Place Order (DPPO), if approved by the full council, would cover a large area of the the city centre.

The order gives police the power to ask people to stop people drinking alcohol if think they are causing a nuisance.

People can now comment on the plan as part of a public consultation until 17 November.

It covers an area between Newport Arch, St Mark's shopping centre, Broadgate and Brayford Bridge.

Framework Housing Association has already been given £562,000 by the government to set up a specialist treatment service for alcoholics in the city.

A 15-bed supported housing scheme is also to be set up with the funds from the Homes and Communities Agency.

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