Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) help local authorities deal with the problems of alcohol related anti-social behaviour in public places.
This order is not a total ban on drinking alcohol in public places but makes it an offence to carry on drinking when asked to stop by a constable or authorised officer. The aim of the PSPO is to prevent behaviour that has a detrimental effect on the quality of the life those in the locality.( ASB Crime and Policing Act 2014)
The PSPO areas for Charnwood are:
- Loughborough Town Centre/Ashby Road Area
When might an officer ask me to stop drinking?
A police officer will have the power to ask you to stop drinking alcohol in the designated locality ( map attached) if in their opinion:
- You are creating disorder or behaving in an anti-social manner
- You are likely to behave in an anti-social or disorderly way
A person commits an offence it they fail to comply with a request not to consume alcohol or a request to made to surrender anything in their procession which reasonably believed to be alcohol or a container for alcohol.
- Loughborough PSPO (PDF Document, 0.13 Mb)
Last updated: Mon 30th July, 2018 @ 16:04