A Controlled Drinking Zone was introduced to clamp
down on drunken anti-social behaviour. The zone means if people are asked
to stop drinking in the area by the police they must do so. If the
instruction is refused, they could face a maximum £500 penalty. It's
specifically aimed at people causing trouble and doesn't mean everyone will be
asked to hand over their alcohol.
Also, a new transport policing team has been
introduced in the area. The new Hub team consists of a sergeant, a police
officer and two police community support officers (PCSOs) will be on buses and
around Stratford station to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour.