Following the success of the Alcohol Free Zone on Castle Vale, a ban on drinking in the streets aimed at combating crime and anti-social behaviour, Councillor Ann Holtom is pressing the police and Birmingham Council to extend it to the whole of Tyburn. "All the evidence shows that taking alcohol of the streets makes our communities safer. It's only right that all residents across Tyburn should enjoy the benefits" said Ann.
Under the rules governing Alcohol Free Zones, police have the power to confiscate and dispose of alcohol and it is an arrestable offence to fail to co-operate, without reasonable excuse, with a police officer's request. The ban does not affect drinking in any licensed premises or private property.