Residents fed up with booze and drug-fuelled behaviour in Spalding town centre can expect a “more hands-on approach” from police to stamp out the problem.
Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick renewed his pledge to lead a zero-tolerance attack on street drinking and anti-social behaviour in response to our We’ve Had Enough campaign fronted by John Hayes, MP for South Holland and The Deepings.
Mr Hayes presented more than 1,800 coupons from Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian readers who signed up to the MP’s five-point plan to rid Spalding of drunken disorder, litter and graffiti that is blighting the town.
The public response to the campaign was described by Mr Hardwick as a “physical example” of people’s concern about the problem and he pledged to “maximise the usefulness” of the police force in making Spalding a no-go area for drink and drug-fuelled offenders.
He said: “I’m absolutely committed to doing something about anti-social behaviour in Spalding.”
Read the full story in Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press.