Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs)

The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2020 give powers to the Council to designate a public place by order if nuisance or annoyance to members of the public or disorder has been linked with the consumption of alcohol in that place.

In a designated place, an authorised officer may require a person not to consume alcohol and to surrender anything the officer reasonably believes to be alcohol. A person commits an offence if they do not comply with such a request.

The maximum fine for this offence is currently £500.

A designated public place order does not prevent members of the public consuming alcohol. The powers the police have under the order are discretionary. The police would not normal request someone to stop drinking in the public place if they were doing so responsibly.

The following PSPOs are currently in place: