BCP Council Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) Consultation

What is being proposed?
BCP Council is consulting on the proposal to consolidate previous Designated Public Place Orders/PSPOs from the preceding authorities, to form one BCP PSPO relating to the consumption of alcohol in public places.

The proposal is not an alcohol ban and it does not make it an offence to drink alcohol in the area proposed to be covered by the Order. However, it would be an offence to fail to comply with a request from an authorised officer to cease drinking or surrender alcohol in the area covered by the Order, if the individual is or is likely to cause anti-social behaviour. If alcohol is confiscated, it can be disposed of by the person who confiscates it.

A range of information has been collated and analysed, this has identified which areas will be consulted on to be included in the Order.

When is the consultation period?
The consultation will run from 16 March 2021 and close at midnight on 13 April 2021.

What happens next?
Your views are important to us and we want to hear from all those who live, work or visit the BCP area and who could be affected by this proposal. You can complete the survey and find more information: https://haveyoursay.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/pspo

If you have any questions or require a large print copy of the documents, or in an alternative language, please email asbteam@bcpcouncil.gov.uk giving your name, address and telephone number.