A warning has been issued to people causing trouble under the influence of alcohol in Workington after three people were arrested last week.
There has been a rise in complaints about anti-social behaviour which has led to officers putting up new signs to reinforce the ban on public drinking.
A no drinking zone was already in place but enforcement is being stepped up.
The proposals come after three people were charged following an incident that took place in broad daylight on 8 August.
Mark Whitehead, 32, was charged with obstructing a police officer.
34-year-old Kelly Anne Smyth was also charged with obstructing a police officer and assaulting an emergency worker.
Jack Nicholson 26, was charged with a section 4A public order, obstructing a police officer, assault on an emergency worker and violent behaviour at a police station.
They are all due to appear in court.
Patrols of the area will be conducted by police officers, and community support officers, to make sure the ban on alcohol is fully enforced.
The councils plans for permanent signage in the town centre are ongoing.