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1 Richmond upon Thames Using controlled drinking zones to manage night time economy

2 Richmond Twickenham RFU

3 Measures used to manage night time economy  Cumulative Impact Zones – Richmond and Twickenham town centres  Dispersal zones used during summer and over Christmas  Summer and winter campaigns – test purchases; additional police patrols; etc.  Controlled Drinking Zones in place since end June 2007, Richmond and Twickenham town centres SET AGAINST  Recognition of importance to local economy  Worries about impact of recession

4 Richmond upon Thames and alcohol  Public open space – 2 royal parks; Richmond and Twickenham Greens; riverside areas.  Visitor attractions include Hampton Court, Kew Gardens and National Archives  Twickenham Stadium (RFU) people at internationals and cup finals.  Harlequins Rugby Union and League ground, London Scottish & London Welsh RUFCs Tourism and visitors contribute massively to local economy.

5 What led to CDZs  Complaints from residents  Problems in open spaces  Under 18s and over 18s in mixed groups  Findings of Observational Anti Social Behaviour Study

6 Review of CDZs June 2009  Problems due to changes in police recording  New recording standards May 2008  2008/9 – 278 alcohol related stops (both CDZ and S27 Violent Crime Reduction Act outside the zones.  86% Richmond; 2% Twickenham  76% of stops resulted in alcohol being confiscated  7 arrests

7 Reports available Regulatory Committee June 2009  Review of CDZ  Latest observational research report Alcohol Task Group report on alcohol – February 2008

8 Contact details Anne Lawtey Community Planning Manager London Borough of Richmond upon Thames


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