More Controls On Street Drinking In Wimbledon?

Chance to give your views on plan

Local residents are being asked to give their views on the extension of a Controlled Drinking Zone (CDZ) currently covering Wimbledon town centre and Mitcham.

The proposed CDZ would cover the whole of Merton, so everywhere in Wimbledon not covered by the existing CDZ would be included.

A CDZ allows the police to confiscate alcohol at their discretion to counteract and prevent anti-social behaviour as a result of street drinking.

Councillor David Simpson, Conservative spokesman for Crime Prevention, who moved the proposals, said: "The Labour council has been unwilling to listen to residents who have problems with street drinking in areas such as South Wimbledon, Colliers Wood and Morden. As a direct result of proposals pushed through last year by Conservative councillors in Full Council and at the Licensing Committee, Merton residents finally now have this chance to clamp down on drunken disorder across the whole borough."

The existing CDZ in Wimbledon covers:

  • The Broadway
  • Wimbledon Bridge
  • Victory Crescent
  • Wimbledon Hill (to the junction with Mansell Road and Woodside)
  • Hartfield Road (to the junction of Sir Cyril Black Way)
  • Sir Cyril Black Way
  • St George's Road
  • Worple Road (from junction of Wimbledon Hill to junction of Raymond Road)
  • Queens Road (to the junction of Princes Road)
  • Alexandra Road (to junction of entrance to rail car park)
  • All footpaths, car parks and pedestrian areas adjoining the above roads.

The consultation runs until April 1. You can give your views on this link.

March 8, 2013