Castle Park is for everyone and many law abiding people enjoy a picnic there in the summer. Criminalizing picnics where alcohol is present runs counter to everything Bristol is about.
Furthermore a £60 fine is way over the top and infringes on a persons' right to a fair trial. The order is not even accurate - street drinking cannot, by definition, happen in a park. Nobody was consulted on this and nobody voted for it. Consuming alcohol is not a crime in the UK, nor should it be - and neither is it automatically antisocial. If someone is drunk and disorderly, that is for the police - not private security who have an incentive to take money from people and could end up causing more problems than they solve.
Started by: Andrew Wade
This ePetition ran from 02/04/2019 to 31/12/2019 and has now finished.
306 people signed this ePetition.