Issue - decisions

Public Spaces Protection Order - Alcohol Consumption

01/10/2020 - Public Spaces Protection Order - Alcohol Consumption



That the Cabinet:


a)             Endorses and requests that Full Council make a PSPO in the form of the draft (at Appendix A to Report, HCS/23) having first considered the outcome of the consultation exercise and all other relevant matters, and provided that Full Council is satisfied on reasonable grounds that the 2 conditions in section 59(2) and (3) of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 are met (as set out in paragraph 4.3 of Report, HCS/23);


b)             Approves, subject to Full Council making the PSPO in the form of the draft at Appendix A of Report HCS/23, that the level for Fixed Penalty Notices which may be issued for a breach of the PSPO be set at £100. 



Reasons for the Recommendations


PSPOs can target a range of behaviours and can prohibit specified activities or require certain things to be done by people engaged in certain activities. PSPOs can send a clear message that these behaviours will not be tolerated and help reassure residents and businesses that unreasonable conduct is being addressed. The proposed PSPO will not restrict consumption of alcohol in a public place, but will be used to address anti-social and behaviour associated with alcohol consumption which has a detrimental effect on the town and community.


            The proposed PSPO, if made by Full Council, will provide the Police and Local Authority with an additional powers to complement existing enforcement strategies and legislation.  The proposed PSPO seeks to regulate specific activities in public places that have a detrimental effect on the local community and would be used as part of suite of options available to the council and police to enable a combined approach in tackling the problems associated with alcohol related nuisance, annoyance and disorder.