Alcohol Consumption Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) Consultation

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A Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) is a provision created by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (the Act). This replaced the borough wide Designated Public Places Order (DPPO) which was imposed in 2007 and gives Police, including Police Community Support Officers, and other designated officers, the power to take alcohol from anyone who is causing a nuisance in a public place and issue a Fixed Penalty Notice or refer for prosecution (which can result in a fine). The PSPO does not affect those considerately enjoying a drink in a public area or park.

Suffolk Constabulary has requested that the Council continue the restrictions in place in the borough for a further three years to counter alcohol-related anti-social behaviour in public places.

The request will be considered at Ipswich Borough Council’s Full Council meeting on 18 November 2020 but to inform consideration of the proposal, a public consultation will take place from Wednesday 23 September 2020 to Wednesday 14 October 2020.

Consultation documents

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