NEW fencing could help to deter a group gathering to drink in the street.
Members of Flint Town Council have agreed to contribute towards installing a new fence at the rear of Henry Taylor Street, Flint.
The previous fence is in need of replacing and community leaders hope a new fence will restrict access to the area for on-street drinkers.
Flint Town Council leader Cllr Ian Roberts told fellow councillors he had received complaints about a small minority gathering to drink on the street.
Speaking after the meeting, Cllr Roberts said he was aware police had been looking into the issue.
Cllr Roberts, who has also spoken out about drinking taking place on the All Wales coastal footpath at Flint, said: “It should be stressed it is an absolute minority involved. However, it is a shame that certain sections of our community are spoiling things for other people.
“A lot of good work has been done to improve the area and we are working now on this issue. We hope the fence will help.
“I appeal for anyone who witnesses anything or feels uncomfortable about the consumption of alcohol on the street to contact police on 101. Police can then log any complaints that are received.”
Clare Budden, Flintshire’s head of housing, said: “The council has supported a proposed scheme to provide new fencing at Henry Taylor Street, Flint.
“If the proposed scheme goes ahead, the costs would be shared between the county Council and town council.”