On 29 July 2016 we took steps to restrict public footpath 18 rear of Sookholme Road in Shirebrook as local residents complained people congregated, drank alcohol and caused anti-social behaviour.
An area of the footpath has now been fenced and gated off to prevent people from using it and causing a nuisance to local residents. An alternative route for pedestrians has been provided along Long Lane and Sookholme Road.
The order came into force on 29 July 2016 for a period of 3 years. It is the council’s intention to extend the duration of the order for a further 3 years. The terms of the order would remain the same and any person found on the ‘Restricted Area’ without the consent of the Council will be guilty of an offence under Section 67 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 which could result in a Fixed Penalty Notice with a £100 fine or a conviction and fine of up to £1,000.