Dogs & Drink Controls Considered
A CRACKDOWN on
anti-social behaviour involving dogs is being planned in North
Liverpool. And an Order to ban drinking alcohol in public
could be introduced after a rise in alcohol-related crime and
Consultation about a Control of Dogs Order and a ban on drinking in
public in the Anfield, County and Kirkdale wards will start if the
moves are agreed at a meeting of Liverpool City Council’s cabinet on
12 November 2010.
“There has been a lot of concern in recent months about the
number of incidents in these areas over alcohol-related crimes,
attacks involving dogs and owners allowing their dogs to foul in
public places. If these orders are agreed it
would send out a clear message that we will not tolerate anti-social
behaviour and will use all means we have to combat it.
As far as the Dog Order is concerned, I am confident this will have
the backing of responsible owners who believe their pets should be
kept under control and who clean up after their pets. This is not an
anti-dog move – it is encouraging responsible dog ownership.
And if we implement the orders as a pilot scheme we can look at how
we apply this to other areas of the city which have similar
problems. We want to make sure these are developed in way that they
are effective and can be properly enforced.” said Councillor
Ann O’Byrne, cabinet member for community safety.
The proposed Dog Control Order specifies five offences - failing to
remove dog dirt; not keeping a dog on a lead; not keeping a dog on a
lead when ordered to so by an authorised officer; allowing a dog to
enter land from which they are excluded and taking more than a
specified number of dogs onto land. Breaches of the order
would result in a fixed penalty or prosecution.
This move comes after there were 180 incidents recorded incidents
last year involving dogs in parks and open spaces in the three wards
– a 37% increase on the previous year.
The banning order on alcohol would allow police and other accredited
officers to stop people who are drinking in public or who they
believe are intending to drink, and confiscate alcohol whether the
bottles and cans are open or not.
Crime statistics show an increase in the number of alcohol-related
crime offences in the three wards over the last year with the most
common offence being assaults. This is in contrast to the rest of
the city which has seen great reductions in violent crime.
Before the orders are introduced there will be extensive
consultation with all members of the community including businesses,
community organisations and public agencies in the areas affected.
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WORLD GYMNASTICS STAR IS THE FACE OF LIVERPOOL’S NEW BT PHONE BOOK
residents and businesses are being greeted by a familiar sporting
face as they receive their new BT phone book. World Gymnastics
Championships bronze medallist, Dan Purvis, from Merseyside, is on
the front cover to celebrate less than 2 years to the start of the
London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He is among a host
of the UK’s leading athletes who will take pole position on the
cover of BT’s new phone books to mark the occasion.
The first books will be distributed in the coming weeks and feature
Dan, who won bronze in the floor event at last month’s World
Gymnastics Championships. He was also part of the silver
medal-winning men’s team in the European Gymnastics Championships in
Birmingham earlier this year, where he also won an individual bronze
medal in the men’s floor event.
BT is the official communications services partner for the London
2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Phone Book will include
London 2012 information specific to each region as the Games move
closer. The Liverpool book is one of the first of new size compact
edition to be delivered in the UK. Narrow enough to fit into
standard-sized letter boxes, it is now being delivered to residents
and local businesses in Liverpool. The rest of the UK will receive
the new-look book as it is rolled out over the next 12 months.
Other sports personalities who will feature on the Phone Book front
cover include Chris Tomlinson, World Indoor long-jump silver
medallist; wheelchair basketball Paralympic bronze medallist, Ade
Adepitan; Lee Pearson, the multi-gold medal winning Paralympic
equestrian, Lee McConnell, Olympic 4x400m relay runner; Dame Mary
Peters, Olympic gold medallist in pentathlon; Leon Taylor, Olympic
diving silver medallist who also invented the world's most difficult
dive; Anne Bochmann, European Junior swimming gold medallist; Nathan
Stephens, Paralympic field athlete; Alistair Brownlee, 2009 World
Triathlon Champion, and his younger brother Jonathan Brownlee, World
Under-23 Triathlon Champion.
Dan said:- “Featuring sporting personalities on the cover of
the Phone Book is a great idea and will help raise the profile of
the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games across the UK.”
The shape of the new BT Phone Book is 15% smaller and small enough
to fit into standard size household and business letterboxes though
the height remains the same. Despite its compact size, it contains
several additional features, including a section with cut out
vouchers so consumers can save money with advertisers in The Phone
Book, menu guides in the classified restaurant section as well as
guides for hair and beauty, leisure, sport and tourism.
David Grossman, CEO, BT Directories, said:- “The Phone Book is
still very much the quickest way to locate a friend, an essential
service or a local business and gracing it with inspiring sporting
personalities celebrates BT’s involvement with the London 2012
Games. We hope everyone gets behind the athlete that features on the
front cover of their own Phone Book – it would be great if this
inspires young hopefuls in the world of sport.
Dan is a super enthusiastic gymnast whose accomplishments make him a
role model and an important ambassador for London 2012. And who
knows? Maybe the new Phone Books will become a collector’s item!”
The BT Phone Book continues to be the only 3-in-1 directory in the
UK with a Classified Business Section and Business and Residential
A to Z listings. BT produces 168 geographic editions of the book every
year, reaching 27 million homes across the UK.