In the Media

Safer neighbourhoods bill unveiled

PUBLISHED November 25, 2004

Underage drinkers face fines and the witnesses and victims of antisocial behaviour will be given protection under a safer neighbourhoods bill introduced in the Queen's speech today.

The bill, which is part of the government drive to create "cleaner, safer and greener neighbourhoods".
Under the bill, a range of minor offences such as underage drinking, fly-posting, dog fouling, and graffiti are likely to be the subject to fixed penalty notices.