Police have put in place a dispersal order in Colchester following concerns about an increase in anti-social behaviour in the town.
The order, which has been running from 4:00pm on Tuesday (12th June) will remain in place until 4:00pm on Thursday, 14th June.
The area covered includes part of Colchester town centre and The Priory.
Essex Police report the Dispersal Order has been put in place as they follow up reports of groups of people drinking alcohol, taking drugs and being abusive to members of the public, Zone Wardens, Park Rangers, and police officers.
The order gives officers the power to move people causing anti-social behaviour away from the area and, if necessary, arrest them.
The boundaries of the zone are High Street, Culver Street East, Long Wyre Street, Arthur Street, Osbourne Street, St Botolph’s Street, the railway line, Fenning’s Chase, and including St Botolph’s Priory and the grounds of the First Sight arts centre.