People could be fined for being drunk inside refurbished museum

PUBLISHED: 12:30 24 November 2015

Weston Museum.

Weston Museum.

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PEOPLE committing antisocial behaviour or drinking alcohol in Weston Museum could receive an on-the-spot fine when it reopens.

The museum, in Wadham Street, is current undergoing a refurbishment but is due to reopen in 2017 with free entry.

Weston Town Council agreed it would like a public space protection order (PSPO) in place at the museum.

It means on-the-spot fines could be given to people who are committing antisocial behaviour, or drinking alcohol.

North Somerset Council asked the town council where it would like PSPOs to be implemented.

Town councillors agreed to ask for an antisocial behaviour PSPO for the parks and toilets it maintains.

Cllr Clive Webb said: “We have problems with people sleeping in toilets and it would cover it perfectly.”

The council is increasing the number of times it cleans the toilets which are most often targeted by vandals.


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