02:38AM, Monday 27 February 2012
A new list of sites has been added to those where police can confiscate alcohol from troublesome revellers.
The roads in Windsor are Claremont Road, St Leonard's Road,Trinity Place, an area of Kings Road, Russell Road, a chunk of Clarence Road, Arthur Road, St Mark's Road, Hanover Way - as well as an extended area of Sheet Street.
In Eton Brocas Street, Eton Court and Tangier Lane have been added. Queens Close in Old Windsor and Datchet Recreation Ground have also been included.
Members of the Royal Borough's cabinet voted to add the sites on Thursday. But cabinet member for highways, transport and the environment Cllr Phill Bicknell emphasised that it did not mean anyone with a drink would be arrested in these areas.
He said: "Anyone having a bottle of wine with their family while having a picnic on any of these areas will not have a problem."
The 'designated public place orders' give the police the right to confiscate alcohol where they judge it is appropriate and failure to surrender it can lead to arrest.
Borough head of operations David Perkins said that other sites which had had the order imposed had seen a decline in alcohol related problems of 50 per cent.
An independent report into a Conservative councillor has found a breach of the Royal Borough’s code of conduct in a document seen by the Advertiser.
Further details have been revealed over how many trains will be running in Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead during planned rail strikes later this month.