Public Space Protection Order

Alcohol Misuse Public Space Protection Order

This order replaces the existing Designated Public Place Order (DPPO) which has been in force since 2009. The Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (CJPA) gave local authorities the power to designate public areas through the introduction of a DPPO. This was because of evidence which showed that violent crime and criminal damage was often fuelled by alcohol, and that some individuals under the influence of alcohol, were causing anti-social behaviour and nuisance. Section 12 of the CJPA gave the Police the power to require a person not to drink alcohol, and to surrender alcohol in their possession in the areas covered in the order. This is only in relation to 'problem drinking' i.e a threat to community safety, it is NOT a total ban on consuming alcohol in a public place. When the Anti- Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 was introduced, DPPO's were replaced by the Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO). This has resulted in DPPO's transitioning to PSPO's in October 2017. The PSPO is valid for 3 year and is to be reviewed by October 2020.

There is a PSPO in force in:

  • Stratford-upon-Avon
Last updated on 25/10/2019

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