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Alcoholics in the Grange

On 1 May 2017 at 12:47pm SadLessis wrote:

A sad sight. Alcoholics in the Grange again drinking to excess and singing. Not a nice sight and really unpleasant for families. Where can I complain to in future to get this sorted?
On 1 May 2017 at 1:00pm Kim Jong Caulfield wrote:
Boil them in rat`s piss and eat their dogs.
On 1 May 2017 at 1:01pm Tory voter wrote:
Sweep the streets clean of all rubbish.
On 1 May 2017 at 1:42pm Horseman7 wrote:
We are paying extra Council Tax to afford this privilege to street drinkers. I also regularly see drug dealing going down in the little ex fountain garden.
On 1 May 2017 at 2:42pm Pedro wrote:
I am not proposing a ban of alcohol (being of course an anti-prohibitionist), but we need to take it more seriously and stop glamourising booze in our society. Perhaps using the same strategies as recent governments have taken with tobacco over the past couple of decades would help (increasing taxation, more public health awareness campaigns, advertising bans etc).

At least the incidents you've noted seem relatively "harmless", and just people being a bit noisy and "jovial", but we shouldn't ignore the fact that 53% of violent crimes reported in the UK involve alcohol consumption.
On 1 May 2017 at 4:33pm Good Point wrote:
Horseman7, you've made a really good point.
We pay LDC additional taxes for the provision of these public areas and, as such, I feel that they have a duty to maintain them.
On 1 May 2017 at 4:40pm Pot addict wrote:
I need help. I keep deflecting my problems onto people who drink alcohol
On 1 May 2017 at 5:01pm Pedro wrote:
Its ok "Pot Addict", don't feel too bad. Its far better and healthier to have a cannabis addiction than an alcohol addiction in practically every possible way measurable.

Perhaps I should have used an anonymous username to post my previous message, it surely would have been better received. Oh well! But just to demonstrate I've no hateful bias against booze, I did have a glass of wine last night - so cool your jets.
On 1 May 2017 at 8:20pm Jennifer wrote:
As we did in eastern central London before moving here, you must rigorously report every incident and observation in detail to police and to the district and county councils. In that way, a case can be built to obtain a proper Public Space Protection Order for as broad an area as possible. My family obtained one of these in an improving borough where my husband was once a local councillor. In this way the nuisance and any rubbish left behind can be cleared away quickly and legally. We will all thank you for helping!
On 1 May 2017 at 9:53pm Hyacinth wrote:
There is a lot of them about, my brother-in-law is the same!
On 2 May 2017 at 8:03am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
OP, how do you know they were alcoholics, as opposed to people who'd just had too much and were getting a bit raucous?
I used to love a boozy picnic before my hangovers got so bad I can barely ...
On 2 May 2017 at 9:00am Idiotquestion wrote:

Because they had a huge bottle of cheap cider in their hands.... Which they were drinking openly and flagrantly... Burping, shouting, singing... Why else?
I am disturbed by the way some members of this forum like to pretend that alcoholism and its associated social problems don't exist - as if it is purely personal preference.
On 2 May 2017 at 6:07pm Sir Toby Belch wrote:
Nowt wrong with drinking and burping. Weeing in the bushes is beyond the pale.
On 2 May 2017 at 9:48pm Hooky wrote:
Good Point - maintenance thereof takes extra taxes
On 6 May 2017 at 7:14pm Belladonna wrote:
Ring the police. They can assess if said drunks are a public nuisance or causing offence. Personally I find the loud behaviour of many families v annoying, but it's just life, so I avoid going where the hoorays are likely to congregate.

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