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Controlling anti-social drinking in public places

Introduced under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) replace Designated Public Place Orders (DPPO). Any DPPOs still in force on 20 October 2017 will automatically be treated as if they are provisions of a PSPO from that date for a three year period.

Drinking alcohol within the restricted area of a PSPO is prohibited. To continue to consume anything believed to be alcohol when asked not to by a Constable or authorised person or failure to surrender anything believed to be alcohol to a Constable or authorised person is an offence and can result in a fixed penalty notice of £100 or a maximum fine of £1000 on conviction.