A "WEAPON" against anti-social driving at a Sussex seaside town has moved closer to implementation.

Eastbourne Borough council has approved a new anti-social driving order for the town which will now go to public consultation.

Conservative councillors said residents have been "plagued by noise and nuisance" from badly driven vehicles at all hours.

They have been working with the affected residents and police to resolve the issue.

Police say they need a public space protection order (PSPO) in place before they can take action against perpetrators.

At a full council meeting in November, a measure proposed by Councillors Jane Lamb and Robert Smart was agreed unanimously.

The idea went before the borough’s scrutiny committee on Monday, February 7 and the council’s cabinet on Wednesday, February 9, and has now been approved for consultation.

Cllr Lamb says: “We are pleased to have worked constructively with officers and the police to bring these forward to Cabinet, and look forward to their urgent adoption following consultation.

“During our meetings with police and residents I was particularly struck by the importance the police attached to creating this PSPO to add to their armoury. Let’s get it in place as soon as possible and diminish these anti-social practices which so disturb our residents.”