Police called to intoxicated woman on the Monument in Southport
The only monument anyone is paying attention to this morning is the ongoing display of daytime drinkers collapsed across Southport (Friday 16 June).
Unsympathetic police were called to the Monument on Lord Street earlier today after a middle aged woman, visibly drunk, had collapsed and hit her head on the pavement shortly before 10:30am.
The woman’s friends and passers by rushed to their aid and a passing police officer stopped to administer first aid while a first responder was called.
The monument has become somewhat of a popular place for daytime drinkers to meet, with alcoves helping to hide away their boozy spoils from prying eyes.
Sefton Council will be introducing a number of alcohol-restricted spaces in a bid to tackle anti-social behaviour and help to build safer and healthier communities.
The No Drinking Zones are designed to encourage more responsible drinking and ensure that the law-abiding majority can enjoy public spaces – safe from crime and anti-social behaviour.
This initiative demonstrates the Council’s commitment to residents and visitors so that everyone can have the peace and quiet they deserve – to enjoy the places where they live or work. The areas will also help to improve the quality of life in local communities through the prevention of problems or nuisances.
The restricted sites are located in Southport, Formby, Crosby, Waterloo and Bootle and do not include any licensed premises.
The following roads are within the No Drinking Zones:
- Southport Town Centre – the area bounded by Kings Gardens, Promenade, Seabank Road, Gordon Street, Lord Street, Union Street, Castle Street, Hill Street, Wright Street, London Street, Chapel Street, Tulketh Street, Bridge Street, Eastbank Street, Princess Street, Market Street, King Street, Duke Street, Morrison’s Car Park
- Bootle Town Centre – the area bounded by Merton Road, Washington Parade, Marsh Lane and Litherland Road
- Formby – Duke Street Park, Kings Road, Phillips Lane down to the footpath (including Meadow Croft and Phillips Close), Formby Railway Station and car park, Formby Bridge, Formby Street and Andrews Lane
- Crosby/Waterloo – the pedestrianised area of Liverpool Road up to The Green, the pedestrianised area of Moor Lane to the end of Telegraph House, the area of pavement on Coronation Road in front of Crown Building, Moorside Park, Victoria Park, Coronation Park, Alexandra Park, Marine Gardens, Crescent Gardens, Adelaide Gardens, Beach Lawn Gardens, St John’s Road and South Road.
Sefton Council will work closely with Merseyside Police and other partners to monitor the No Drinking Zones.