Churchyard used as a public toilet
I AM writing in response to your article about plans to make Ashford town centre an alcohol-free zone (October 16). As a resident of the churchyard area for the past 13 years, I have witnessed firsthand that anti-social behaviour has increased. The criminal damage that has occurred and is still occurring within the church yard and surrounding areas seems to be on the increase. People are having their windows smashed and class A drugs are being used regularly on a Friday and Saturday night. There is a consistent misuse of the churchyard and churchyard passage being used as a public toilet. Therefore I would like to air my support for this scheme. I am interested to know why this initiative by Ashford Borough Council licensing officer and Kent Police has taken so long. Jeremy Adby, Ashford.