Removal of Street Chess Table from Turbo Island: Street Drinkers Shift (Not Far)
Almost a month ago, we removed the chess table from Turbo Island, at the request of the Police and the Artists in Jamaica Street Studios. There has since been no noticeable diminution in street drinking in the Croft. The drinkers have simply moved. They have reverted to their former, less visible haunts. (See images below). The need for a “Wet Centre” where alcoholics can drink safely, legally and with the possibility of help, remains pressing.