A NOTORIOUS hotspot for underage and public drinking in Chirk will not be subject to an enforcement rule.
Councillors had hoped to bring a no-alcohol zone to the Millennium Gardens and recreation area in the centre of the town following a series of concerns regarding anti-social behaviour raised at the June meeting.
However, last Wednesday, PCSO Dean Sawyer informed members of the town council that this would not be possible and only one area in Wrexham had such a zone.
But Councillor Ian Roberts, who represents Chirk North, urged the town’s PCSOs to use whatever powers they have, commenting: “PCSOs have the powers to take alcohol off people to reduce the issues raised last time, so there is something that can be done.”
PCSO Sawyer responded: “We have been doing that, it’s common sense. If they are underage and drinking then we will take it off them, but if they are adults we can only advise them to clean up their mess.
“However, if they are rowdy or causing trouble, then we have that power if someone is anti-social, to take alcohol away,” he added.
Councillors said the issue of discarded bottles still remains, with Councillor John Vant reporting the issue is similar in Brynkinalt Park.
PCSO Sawyer said he would continue to make patrols in those areas a priority.