A TOUGH approach to curb alcohol-fuelled problems in Dewsbury is backed by Kirklees Council's committee for the district.
Councillors welcome the booze ban, which is to be extended to Huddersfield.
The scheme will introduce `no alcohol zones', which will give police the power to seize alcohol and charge nuisance drinkers with an offence.
The scheme will also make it an offence to drink alcohol in the streets.
Drinkers may face a £500 fine, or arrest, if they don't give up their alcohol, perhaps when carrying a bottle from one pub to another
Clr Karam Hussain, who chairs the Dewsbury Area Committee, said: "The introduction of alcohol control zones will help to make Dewsbury a much safer place and a more welcoming town, both for its residents and for people who choose to visit.
"Although I do not drink myself, I am aware that the UK has an established drinking culture and I accept that.
"But I have walked through the town at certain times of the day and on certain days of the year, such as bank holidays.
"I am sad to say I have witnessed drunken behaviour that has made me feel threatened.
"I feel the introduction of alcohol control zones will help to establish a standard of acceptable behaviour in certain areas of the town."