Drinking in the Park

Thames Valley Police suggest that they can use powers under Section 27 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 to move people on when they are creating or are likely to create an alcohol-related crime or disorder in a public place. They also have powers to confiscate alcohol from any under-age drinkers.

As I reported earlier, the City’s Parks Byelaws don’t say anything about the consumption of alcohol. So it looks like a picnic and a bottle of wine is OK as long as everyone behaves themselves!