A dispersal order has been put in place in a part of Colchester following concerns about an increase in anti-social behaviour.
The order, which is running from 4pm on Tuesday, June 12 until 4pm on Thursday, June 14 will cover a part of Colchester town centre and The Priory.
It follows reports of groups of people drink alcohol, taking drugs and being abusive to members of the public, Zone Wardens, Park Rangers, and police officers.
The order gives officers the power to move people causing anti-social behaviour away from the area and, if necessary, arrest them.
The boundaries of the zone are High Street, Culver Street East, Long Wyre Street, Arthur Street, Osbourne Street, St Botolph’s Street, the railway line, Fenning’s Chase, and including St Botolph’s Priory and the grounds of the First Sight arts centre.