The writing’s on the floor for street and underage drinking

Police volunteer Cadet Louisa Hulme, 17,, a uniformed public service student at Boston College, sprays an under-18 warning logo outside Pasikonik supermarket in Red Lion Street.
Police volunteer Cadet Louisa Hulme, 17,, a uniformed public service student at Boston College, sprays an under-18 warning logo outside Pasikonik supermarket in Red Lion Street.

Authorities are hoping to can street drinking before it happens by spraying warnings around the town to remind people.

Boston Borough Council and Lincolnshire Police officers, under the Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) banner, have also been out and about putting up notices in multiple languages.

Boston’s community police inspector Andy Morrice said: “We have had success in deterring street drinkers from the town centre, around the war memorial and the Stump.

“Now we will be concentrating on Central Park and Witham Bank. We want to keep people out of the habit now that the weather is getting better.”

A mobile police station has also been stationed in the park and will continue to be there, with police staffing it ‘until late at night’ for people to report street drinking or other crimes.

The CAP brings together local retailers and licensees, trading standards, police, health services, schools and other agencies to tackle underage drinking and associated anti-social behaviour.

Volunteers have sprayed Red Lion Street already with more roads around Central park to come.