The Daily Telegraph (p9) reports that police have also promised a 'rolling programme of periodic road checks' on routes into the town to identify anyone breaking the orders and to deter potential troublemakers.
Citizens and traders welcomed the Townsafe initiative. Many said they avoided central streets after the shops closed because of 'rowdyism' and anti-social behaviour.
Alan Birch, chairman of the city's crime prevention panel, said: 'We think our problems are typical of those in many English country towns. They are not all that serious compared with what goes on in the big urban centres. But in a small community they cause anxiety. Merely the perception of crime and misbehaviour is damaging of itself.'