She has tabled a motion for the meeting of Pendle Council on Tuesday 26th March which reads:
“Pendle Council expresses its strong concern at the continuing and increasing evidence of drug-taking in public place in Pendle and with the public health aspects of drug-taking”.
“We know that there are growing problems of often younger people taking drugs on street corners, on pieces of amenity land and in woodland areas, on play areas and round the backs of buildings, and leaving behind syringes and other stuff. This is often where young children play and it is just not acceptable.We also know that there is growing use of cocaine in particular in and around public houses and other places where people go out in the evening. This again is not acceptable and is not a sensible way of spending an enjoyable evening for anyone.We are not saying there is any easy answer or that it is something that is only happening here in Colne or other Pendle towns – it’s a growing problem all over the country. But we live here in Colne and in Pendle and we have a duty to do what we can to tackle it.”